Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 1st, 1913
Dr. Claude A. Smith, the medical expert who made microscopic examinations of the blood-spotted chips chiseled from the floor of the pencil factory and of the bloody shirt discovered in Newt Lee’s home, was next called in.
He was asked by Solicitor Dorsey:
“What is your business?”
“I am city bacteriologist and chemist.”
He was handed the chips from the pencil factory flooring.
“Did you test these chips?”
“Yes. Some detectives brought me these specimens and asked me to examine them. They were considerably dirty and stained. On one of them I found blood corpuscles.”
“Was it human blood?”
“I don’t know.”