Guiteau's Brain- President Garfield's Assassinator

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Title

Guiteau's Brain- President Garfield's Assassinator

Subject

anatomy, crime, murder, guilty mind, head, medicine, nineteenth century, brain

Description

This is an image of the brain of Charles J Guiteau who shot president Garfield in 1881. With this specimen, you can see a real life "guilty mind." Guiteau was hung in 1882 where his brain was saved. Experts of the time said that the lob-sidedness or the degenration of the capilaries pointed towards mental illness.

Creator

Doctors from the Army Medical Museum in Washington D.C. preformed the auopsy on Guiteau.

Source

Orginal-the Army Medical Museum; Current- the National Museum of Health and Medicine at Mutter Museum. 

Publisher

The Mutter Museum

Date

circa 1882

Contributor

Claire Mohandiss

Rights

The Mutter Museum, Philadelphia

Format

Human tissue, glass jar, fluid; still image

Language

English

Type

Human tissue

Coverage

nineteenth century criminal anatomy

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Local URL

http://memento.muttermuseum.org/detail/brain-of-a-presidential-assassin

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Citation

Doctors from the Army Medical Museum in Washington D.C. preformed the auopsy on Guiteau., “Guiteau's Brain- President Garfield's Assassinator,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 7, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/19.

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