Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 11th, 1913
Battle of Medical Experts Waged in Court
EXPERTS TESTIMONY ON CABBAGE TESTS CALLED WILD GUESS
A bitter arraignment of the professional ethics and fairness of Dr. H. F. Harris, secretary of the State Board of Health, and a through-going attack on his theories and conclusions marked the Frank trial Monday afternoon.
Attorney Reuben Arnold make a scathing criticism of Dr. Harris’ methods during his examination of Dr. Willis Westmoreland, a prominent Atlanta physician and surgeon.
Arnold was asking the medical expert his opinion of the ethics of a chemist or physician who would take the organs and the stomach with its contents from a body, make his examination in absolute secrecy and would leave no material on which the other aide in a legal case might make analysis and examinations.
Solicitor Dorsey objected to the question.
Attorney Arnold said, in justifying his question:
“We wish to show that Dr. Harris has violated all the ethics of his profession, as well as the principles of decency and honesty.”
Dr. Westmoreland said he never had heard of such procedure before.Continue Reading →