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Report of Autopsy on Assassin Disclaimed.

Edward A. Spitzka, M.D.
JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(19):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470450042016.
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New York City, Nov. 2, 1901.

To the Editor:  —It has come to my knowledge that an account purporting to be a report of the autopsy performed upon the assassin Czolgosz has in a manner been placed upon the market and offered to various medical journals. To prevent other periodicals from being misled I beg to inform you that no authentic report has as yet been issued, and that none is authentic or reliable unless signed by Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald or myself, or both jointly. Since the alleged report is based upon a series of disjointed data dictated by me to a stenographer in whom I reposed confidence and who had no permission to give out any portion of it, it is necessarily valueless and unintelligible and possibly misleading. As may be readily understood, these notes were made as aids to the memory and to supplement other notes in


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