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Left lateral view of brain of Charles J. Guiteau

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Title

Left lateral view of brain of Charles J. Guiteau

Subject

Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881--Assassination.
Brain

Description

Photograph presenting a left lateral view of brain of Charles J. Guiteau, assassin of President James A. Garfield. Guiteau's trial was one of the first high profile cases in which the insanity defense was used, and after his execution, his brain was removed during autopsy for study by doctors at the Army Medical Museum in Washington DC. Pieces were kept by both the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Maryland and the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.
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Source

Historical Medical Photographs, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
15715

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

ca 1882

Relation

Identifier

15715

Coverage

19th Century

Date Created

2015

Citation

“Left lateral view of brain of Charles J. Guiteau,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/4409.