Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 12th, 1913
The defense had what was probably its best day on Monday. Medical experts were on the witness stand the larger part of the day. The purpose of their testimony was to knock down, one after another, the sensational statements of Dr. H. F. Harris, secretary of the State Board of Health. All of the witnesses joined in ridiculing every important theory or conclusion that was reached by the distinguished chemist and physician.
Experts for Defense.
These are the medical experts called by the defense to combat the testimony of Dr. Harris:
Dr. Willis F. Westmoreland, first president of the Georgia State Board of Health, and president of the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Professor George Bachman, demonstrator in physiology at the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons; formerly one of the faculty of the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.
Dr. T. H. Hancock, a specialist in surgical practice.
Dr. J. C. Olmstead, a graduate of Columbia University, and a practitioner in Atlanta for 32 years.
Here is a summary of Dr. Harris’ theories on the death of the Mary Phagan and the consensus of the four medical experts’ opinions in regard to the theories:Continue Reading →