Edward Anthony Spitzka and Edward Charles Spitzka papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Anthony Spitzka and Edward Charles Spitzka papers
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1919
Bulk Dates: 1880-1913
Collection Number: mssSpitzka1
Creator: Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922
Extent: 52 boxes (21.7 linear feet)
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Fax: (626) 449-3477
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: Personal and professional papers and research material related to the life and career of anatomist and brain morphologist Edward Anthony Spitzka. There is also some material related to his father, notable neurologist Edward Charles Spitzka.
Language of Material: The majority of the material is in English; however, there are items in German, French, Italian and other languages.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Edward Anthony Spitzka and Edward Charles Spitzka papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Series 1, 2, and 3 were purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books, May 2018 and series 4 was purchased from The Key Antiques, June 2018.

Biography

Edward Anthony Spitzka, anatomist and brain morphologist, was born in New York City, the only child of Edward Charles Spitzka, a neurologist, and Catherine Wacek. He graduated in 1898 from the College of the City of New York. After that, Spitzka entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and graduated with his M.D. in 1902. In 1901, while still a student, Spitzka autopsied the brain of Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley. The autopsy propelled Spitzka to the national limelight and reinforced his earlier studies on the anatomy of the human brain, forming the basis for his later studies on the potential link between brain morphology and behaviour. After receiving his degree in 1902, Spitzka remained at Columbia University for four years. In 1906, at the age of twenty-nine, Spitzka was appointed professor and chair of general and descriptive anatomy at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1913, after the death of George McClellan, who had been the chair of applied and topographic anatomy at Jefferson, both chairs were consolidated under Spitzka's leadership.
Spitzka published his detailed analysis of the brains of the American Anthropometric Association members, a group of well-known and accomplished individuals who agreed to donate their brains for study, in 1907. The group was founded in part by his father, Edward Charles Spitzka. He co-edited various versions of Gray's Anatomy and in 1911 was appointed director of the newly opened Daniel Baugh Institute of Anatomy, Thomas Jefferson College. In his research, Spitzka had a special interest in brain morphology, particulary that of famous and influential people, persons of different races, and individuals involved in criminal behaviour (especially murderers). Spitzka's investigations explored whether or not there were morphological features of the brain that might correlate with special talents or abilities or with behavior, good or bad. Spitzka often attended executions at prisons and then was allowed to study the brains for their traits, as well as the effect of electricity on brain tissue. Spitzka published much material resulting from these brain autopsies. In November 1912, due to paranoid behavior and excessive use of alcohol, he was given a year's leave of absence "on account of health." He never returned, and he resigned in 1914. He joined the Medical Corp in June 1917, and was honorably discharged in January 1919. In September 1922, Spitzka, like his father before him, died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was survived by his wife, Alice Eberspacher Spitzka and their son, Edward Jefferson Spitzka (1908-1952).
Edward Charles Spitzka, neurologist and psychiatrist, was born in New York City, the son of Charles A. Spitzka and Johanna Tag. He attended the College of the City of New York, and graduated with his M.D. in 1873 from the University of New York. After spending time in Europe, Spitzka returned to New York and opened a practice that dealt primarily with diseases of the central nervous system; he also conducted research on the anatomy of the brains of animals and humans. While in Europe he met and married Catherine Wacek. Their only son, Edward Anthony Spitzka was born in 1876. Spitzka lectured and wrote many articles from his research. He was especially vocal about the inadequate treatment of the mentally ill patients in the U.S. He quickly became an expert witness in legal proceedings where mental state was an issue.
Spitzka joined the American Neurological Association (ANA) in 1877. He was an editor of the American Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry (1881-1884) and became president of ANA in 1890. Spitzka was also a member of the New York Neurological Association and was president from 1883 to 1884. In December 1881 Spitzka was compelled, by order of the court, to testify for the defense at the trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, the assassin of President James A. Garfield. Spitzka believed Guiteau was insane but his opinion did not prevail and Guiteau was convicted and hanged. In 1883, Spitzka published Insanity, its classification, diagnosis and treatment, his text on mental diseases. Spitzka died in 1914 of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Scope and Content

Collection of correspondence, papers, and ephemera related to the life and professional work of Dr. Edward Anthony Spitzka and his father Dr. Edward Charles Spitzka. The chief subjects covered are: neurology, criminology, psychiatry and behavioral psychology and brain morphology. The collection also includes manuscripts, drafts of articles, lectures, post-mortem autopsies, notes and research data. There are also hundreds of drawings of brains, skulls and heads, mostly drawn and labeled by E.A. Spitzka; also included are postcards, telegrams and one diary. The collection also contains thousands of journal, magazine and newspaper clippings, mostly organized by topic or subject. There is also an extensive medical pamphlet/offprint collection of approximately 900 items from the late 19th and early 20th century, many of these are signed presentation copies to E.A. Spitzka. The majority of published items deal with neurology, psychiatry, criminology, and abnormal psychology. They are written by E.A. Spitzka, Edward C. Spitzka, and various prominent physicians.
There is also material related to Edward C. Spitzka's work with assassin Charles Julius Guiteau and E.A. Spitzka's autopsy of the brain of assassin Leon Franz Czolgosz. The results of E.A. Spitzka autopsies of the brains of both criminals and prominent men (members of the American Anthropometric Association) are in the collection.
Series 1 is made up of correspondence between the E.A. Spitzka and other physicians, clippings and miscellaneous material about various topics such as anarchists, brains, anthropology, anatomy, the murderer Chester Gillette, electrocution and capital punishment, race and immigration, various medical issues, and E.A. Spitzka's autopsies of both father and son, Dr. Edward Seguin and Dr. E. C. Seguin. Series 1 also contains a diary kept by E.A. Spitzka (1887-1899).
Series 2 is chiefly the results of the autopsies of brains of criminals and prominent men performed by E.A. Spitzka including Leon Franz Czolgosz and the Van Wormer brothers (who murdered their uncle in 1901). There are also files about Charles Julius Guiteau, including drawings, as well as files of newspaper clippings about various topics such as African Americans, neurology, murders in New York City and others.
Series 3 is made up of offprints of articles by both Spitzkas, Dr. Paul Näcke and other prominent physicians from the years 1864 to 1913 as well as other printed items.
Series 4 contains files on anatomic and anthropometric methods, the brains of eminent men, capital punishment, the digestive system, evolution of the human brain, suicide and various medical issues. This series also includes reprints about the brain of John Wesley Powell and files on individuals who were then defined as feeble-minded or defective human beings. This series also contains personal material such as family photos, personal correspondence and information about E.A. Spitzka's time at Jefferson Medical College.

Arrangement

Organized in the following manner: Boxes 1-14: Subject Files, Miscellaneous Material, Diary and Notes; Boxes 15-25: Executions, Autopsies and Crime; Boxes 26-43: Offprints and Printed Material, and Boxes 44-52: Personal Files, Reprints and Subject Files. The files were essentially kept in the original order created by Edward Anthony Spitzka and his original folder titles were used. Although from a different provenance, the fourth series was kept with the other three as they were originally together in Spitzka's files and contain the same kind of material and cover the same subjects. The majority of the files are in alphabetical order within their series.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Allen, Harrison, 1841-1897
Ariëns Kappers, C. U. (Cornelius Ubbo), 1887-1946
Bailey, Pearce, 1865-1922
Bardeen, Charles Russell, 1871-1935
Bryce, Thomas Hastie, 1862-1946
Crichton-Browne, James, 1840-1938
Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901
Daland, Judson
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
Dercum, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1856-1931
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination
Gies, William John, 1872-1956
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882
Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959
Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925
Hirt, Ludwig, 1844-1907
Hardlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Judd, Charles Hubbard, 1873-1946
Keen, William W. (William Williams), 1837-1932
Kraft-Ebing, R. von (Richard), 1840-1902
Leidy, Joseph, Jr., 1866-1932
MacDonald, Carlos F. (Carlos Frederick), 1845-1926
Mall, Franklin P. (Franklin Paine), 1862-1917
Manouvrier, L. (Léonce), 1850-1927
Marchand, Felix, 1846-1928
Matiegka, Jindřich, 1862-1941
McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 -- Assassination
Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959
Mills, Charles K. (Charles Karsner), 1845-1931
Morselli, Enrico Agostino, 1852-1929
Näcke, Paul, 1851-1913
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940
Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920
Pepper, William, 1843-1898
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Rauber, A. (August), 1841-1917
Seguin, E. C. (Edward Constant), 1843-1898
Seguin, Edward, 1812-1880
Simms, Joseph, 1833-1920
Smith, William Benjamin, 1850-1934
Spiller, William G. (William Gibson), 1863-1940
Spitzka, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1852-1914 -- Archives
Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922 -- Archives
Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933
Starr, M. Allen (Moses Allen), 1854-1932
Train, Arthur, 1875-1945
Train, George Francis, 1829-1904
Wilder, Burt G. (Burt Green), 1841-1925
Woodruff, Charles Edward, 1860-1915
Wyeth, John A. (John Allan), 1845-1922
Yamakawa, Kenjirō

Corporate Names

Jefferson Medical College

Subjects

Abnormalities, Human
Anatomists -- Archives
Autopsy
Brain -- Research
Capital punishment -- United States -- History -- Sources
Criminology
Electrocution -- United States -- History
Medicine -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Medicine -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Murder
Murderers
Neurology
Physicians -- United States -- Archives
Suicide

Genre

Autopsies
Clippings (information artifacts)
Diaries
Drawings (visual works)
Letters (correspondence)
Manuscripts for publication
Offprints -- 19th century
Offprints -- 20th century
Photographs
Research


Content List

 

Subject Files, Miscellaneous Material, Diary and Notes

Physical Description: Boxes 1-14
Box 1

Aleš Hardlička - Andaman and Nicobar Islands Brains

Folder 1

Aleš Hrdlička (1909, July 17)

Folder 2

American Anthropometric Society: Miscellaneous Letters (1880-1905)

Folder 3

American Anthropometric Society: Notes, Papers (1902-1906)

Folder 4

Anarchists, Socialists, etc. (1893-1902)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 5

Anarchists, Socialists, etc. (1893-1903)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 6

Anarchists, Socialists, etc. (1892-1902)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 7

Anarchists/Anarchism (1887-1904)

Folder 8

Anatomy (1892-1904)

Folder 9

Anatomy - H.G. Dunham-1911 (1991, Jan.)

Folder 10

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Brains (1901-1908)

Box 2

Anomalies - Burgess Johnson

Folder 1

Anomalies (1889-1911)

Folder 2

Anthropology, Ethnology, Archaeology (1882-1912)

Folder 3

Arthur C. Train (1908, Oct. 13)

Folder 4

Atrio - Ventricular (1908-1909)

Folder 5

Beal's Island Fanatics (1904)

Folder 6

Biographical (1895-1906)

Folder 7

The Bones of the Skull by Robert A. Sands [undated]

Folder 8

Brain Weight Unusually High (1901)

Folder 9

Brain Weights [approximately 1900-1904]

Folder 10

Brains (1902)

Folder 11

Brains, Brain Weight (1903-1905)

Folder 12

Burgess Johnson (1905)

Box 3

Burt G. Wilder - Central Fissure

Folder 1

Burt G. Wilder Lectures (1880-1903)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 2

Burt G. Wilder Lectures (1885-1901)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 3

Burt G. Wilder to Spitzka (1900-1910)

Folder 4

Cards/Invitations and Miscellaneous Printed Matter (1903-1910)

Folder 5

Carl Aberle (1885, Oct. 10)

Folder 6

Carleton Simon (1904-1906)

Folder 7

Cases (1902-1905)

Folder 8

Cases, Clippings, Notes (1882-1909)

Folder 9

Central Fissure (1900-1902)

Box 4

Cerebral Localization - Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka

Folder 1

Cerebral Localization (1900-1904)

Folder 2

Charles H. Judd (1901, Jan. 26)

Folder 3

Charles K. Mills (1900-1904)

Folder 4

Chester Gillette Execution and Autopsy (1908, Mar. 30)

Folder 5

Chester Gillette: Newspaper Clippings (1906-1908)

Folder 6

Connecticut Magazine - F.T. Miller (1905)

Folder 7

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1883-1896)

Folder 8

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1900-1904)

Folder 9

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1905-1906)

Folder 10

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1907)

Folder 11

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1908)

Folder 12

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1909)

Folder 13

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka (1910-1919)

Folder 14

Correspondence to E.A. Spitzka [undated]

Box 5

Diary - Ephemera-MSS

Folder 1

Diary: bound volume (1887-1899)

Cover is loose; with loose pages. Fragile.
Folder 2

Death by Electricity (1893-1912)

Folder 3

The Defense of NU 1911 (1911)

Folder 4

Doukhobors (1902-1906)

Folder 5

Dowie (1902-1903)

Folder 6

Drawings and Notes (1882-1904)

Folder 7

Edward Charles Spitzka to Edward Anthony Spitzka (1898-1910)

Folder 8

Enrico Morselli to Spitzka (1908, Apr. 24)

Folder 9

Ephemera-Miscellaneous (1907-1910)

Folder 10

Ephemera - MSS (1894-1912)

Box 6

Ephemera-Printed Articles - Franklin P. Mall

Folder 1

Ephemera - Printed Articles (1894-1907)

Folder 2

Ephemera - Receipts (1908-1911)

Folder 3

Eskimo Brains (1898-1904)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 4

Eskimo Brains (1899-1905)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 5

Eskimo Brains (1897-[1902])

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 6

Ethnological (1898-1901)

Folder 7

Fissural Nomenclature and Fissural Schema (1891-1900)

Folder 8

Francis G. Landon (1899-1906)

Folder 9

Francis Xavier Dercum (1900-1909)

Folder 10

Franklin P. Mall (1905-1906)

Box 7

Frauds - Inflected Fissure

Folder 1

Frauds and Fakes (1892-1903)

Folder 2

Frederick Starr (1903)

Folder 3

George E. Woodruff (1904-1909)

Folder 4

George F. Train Postmortem (1904)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 5

George F. Train Postmortem (1903-1904)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 6

Halliday (1893)

Folder 7

Harrison Allen (1883-1891)

Folder 8

Havelock Ellis (1903-1904)

Folder 9

Heart (1902-1909)

Folder 10

Heinrich Matiegka to Spitzka (1901-1903)

Folder 11

Hernia [undated]

Folder 12

Horace Jayne to Spitzka (1902-1906)

Folder 13

Hypnotism (1884-1905)

Folder 14

Inflected Fissure and Paracentral Gyrus (1900)

Box 8

J. Colin Vaughan - Max de Lipman

Folder 1

J. Colin Vaughan (1905)

Folder 2

Japanese Medical Notes [undated]

Folder 3

John Allen Wyeth (190[?], Apr. 20)

Folder 4

John Chalmers Da Costa (1906, Mar. 8)

Folder 5

Joseph Leidy, Jr. to E.A. Spitzka (1901-1907)

Folder 6

Joseph Simms to E.A. Spitzka (1873-1907)

Folder 7

Judson Daland to E.A. Spitzka (1902-1903)

Folder 8

Larynx and Respiratory System (1885-1892)

Folder 9

Leonce Manouvrier to E.A. Spitzka (1904-1906)

Folder 10

Letters by E.A. Spitzka (1901-1912)

Folder 11

Lyssa & Hydrophobia - Rabies (1890-1912)

Folder 12

M.L. Greenman to E.A. Spitzka (1902-1905)

Folder 13

Maps, Hand-drawn [undated]

Folder 14

Maps, Printed (1862-1904)

Folder 15

Max de Lipman, Illustrator (1901-1908)

Box 9

Medical - Medical Notes

Folder 1

Medical and Miscellaneous Clippings (1878-1907)

Folder 2

Medical and Scientific Frauds and Fakes (1893-1905)

Folder 3

Medical Clippings (1879-1908)

Folder 4

Medical Clippings and Printed Illustrations [undated]

Folder 5

Medical Newsclippings/Journal Clippings (1878-1905)

Folder 6

Medical Notes/Clippings (1882-1904)

Box 10

Monroe B. Snyder - Organs of Sense

Folder 1

Monroe B. Snyder (1908, May 19)

Folder 2

Moses Allen Starr (1901-1902)

Folder 3

Muscles (1909)

Folder 4

Nerve Endings (1906)

Folder 5

Nerve-cell Amoebism (1886-1903)

Folder 6

Nerves in the Placenta (1907)

Folder 7

Newsclippings/Magazine Clippings ([1891]-1905)

Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings (1893-1909)

Folder 9

Newspaper Clippings (1902-1908)

Folder 10

North American Indian (1898-1911)

Folder 11

Notes, Brains, Photos, etc. ([1900]-1911)

Folder 12

Organs of Sense ([1878]-1894)

Box 11

Paracoeles - Race and Immigration

Folder 1

Paracoeles (1900-1902)

Folder 2

Paracoeles - Spitzka Drawings [after 1894]

Folder 3

Paroccipital/Exoccipital (1900)

Folder 4

Paul Adolf Näcke to E.A. Spitzka (1901-1905)

Folder 5

Pearce Bailey (1904)

Folder 6

Postcards (1903-1912)

Folder 7

Postcards/Telegrams (1903-1910)

Folder 8

Psychology (1898-1904)

Folder 9

Race and Immigration (1894-1909)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 10

Race and Immigration (1893-1905)

Folder 2 of 2
Box 12

Raymond Pearl - Seguin's Brains

Folder 1

Raymond Pearl (1907, June 2)

Folder 2

Retina Resuscitation (1881-1909)

Folder 3

Richard Weinberg to E.A. Spitzka (1903-1906)

Folder 4

Samuel Sidney McClure (1905)

Folder 5

Sir James Crichton-Browne (1903, Jan. 23)

Folder 6

Situs Viscerum Inversus (1891-1902)

Folder 7

Sociology (1894-1905)

Folder 8

Seguin and Son (1901)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 9

Seguin and Son (1901)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 10

Seguins' Brains [1901]

Folder 11

Seguins' Brains: Papers and Notes [1901]

Box 13

Soul - Urino-Gential System

Folder 1

"Soul"/Immortality/Religion (1893-1904)

Folder 2

Spermatozoa (1888-1891)

Folder 3

Spinal Nerves (1889-1898)

Folder 4

Statistics, Notes & Miscellany: notebook (1892)

Cover is loose. Fragile.
Folder 5

Superstitions - Ghosts (1893-1907)

Folder 6

Teaching and Study of Anatomy (1876-1908)

Folder 7

Telepathy and Allied Phenomena, Speed and Coincidences (1893-1904)

Folder 8

Teratology (1899-1902)

Folder 9

Tetanus (1898-1904)

Folder 10

Theodore Dreiser (1909, Sep. 24)

Folder 11

Thomas H. Bryce (1908, Nov. 8)

Folder 12

Urino-Gential System (1894-1906)

Box 14

Vivisection - Yamagawa

Folder 1

Vivisection (1900-1913)

Folder 2

William Benjamin Smith (1904-1905)

Folder 3

William G. Spiller (1907)

Folder 4

William J. Gies (1906-1908)

Folder 5

William Osler ([1908], Sep. 15)

Folder 6

Yamagawa to Spitzka (1904)

 

Executions, Autopsies and Crime

Physical Description: Boxes 15-25
Box 15

Brain Measurement - Cerebro

Folder 1

Brain Measurement, Systems of (1896-1908)

Folder 2

Brain Preservation, Methods of (1878-1905)

Folder 3

Brains of the Anthropometric Society. Philadelphia Brains (1904)

Folder 1 of 6
Folder 4

Brains of the Anthropometric Society. Philadelphia Brains (1904)

Folder 2 of 6
Folder 5

Brains of the Anthropometric Society. Tables A & B [approximately 1904]

Folder 3 of 6
Folder 6

Brains of the Anthropometric Society. Further Notes (1906)

Folder 4 of 6
Folder 7

Brains of the Anthropometric Society. Further Notes (1909)

Folder 5 of 6
Folder 8

Brains of the Anthropometric Society. Letters (1903-1907)

Folder 6 of 6
Folder 9

Carlos F. MacDonald letters to and from - Czolgosz (1901-1902)

Folder 10

Cerebro - Cerebellar Ratio [undated]

Box 16

Crime and Punishment

Folder 1

Crime and Punishment, Clippings (1894-1905)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 2

Crime and Punishment, Clippings (1894-1905)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Crime and Punishment, Clippings (1889-1905)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Crime and Punishment, Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings (1897-1905)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 5

Crime and Punishment, Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings (1893-1905)

Folder 2 of 3
Box 17

Crime and Punishment - Czolgosz

Folder 1

Crime and Punishment, Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings (1894-1904)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 2

Czolgosz Autopsy Draft [and Printed Copy] (1902)

Folder 3

Czolgosz Autopsy Ephemera Notes (1902)

Folder 4

Czolgosz Brain Drawings [1901]

Folder 5

Czolgosz Case E.A. Spitzka Letters (1901)

Folder 6

Czolgosz Material (1901-1902)

Folder 7

Czolgosz Newspaper Clippings (1901-1905)

Folder 8

Czolgosz Newspaper Clippings (1901)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 9

Czolgosz Newspaper Clippings (1901-1902)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 10

Czolgosz Pamphlets (1902-1903)

Folder 11

Czolgosz Trial and Execution Letters, Postcards and Telegram (1901-1902)

Box 18

Daily Medical Feb. 1904 - Electrocution

Folder 1

Daily Medical Feb. 1904 (1904, Feb. 8)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 2

Daily Medical Feb. 1904 (1904, Feb. 8)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 3

Death Mask of W.J. McGee (1913)

Folder 4

Der neue Pitaval (1882)

Fragile.
Folder 5

Drawings [undated]

Folder 6

Electrocution Legislations (1911-1912)

Box 19

Electrocutions - Executions and Autopsies Letters

Folder 1

Electrocutions (1891-1912)

Folder 2

Executions and Autopsies [Toni Turckfofski] (1903)

Folder 1 of 9
Folder 3

Executions and Autopsies [Carmine Gamari] (1903)

Folder 2 of 9
Folder 4

Executions and Autopsies [William Ennis] (1902-1904)

Folder 3 of 9
Folder 5

Executions and Autopsies [Thomas Tobin] (1902-1904)

Folder 4 of 9
Folder 6

Executions and Autopsies [Alfred Koepping] (1904)

Folder 5 of 9
Folder 7

Executions and Autopsies [Oscar Bergstrom] (1903-1904)

Folder 6 of 9
Folder 8

Executions and Autopsies [Frank Burness] (1903-1904)

Folder 7 of 9
Folder 9

Executions and Autopsies [William Spencer] (1903-1905)

Folder 8 of 9
Folder 10

Executions and Autopsies Letters 1902-1907)

Folder 9 of 9
Box 20

Executions and Autopsies of E.A.'s Files - Guiteau

Folder 1

Executions and Autopsies of E.A.'s Files (1904-1908)

Folder 1 of 5
Folder 2

Executions and Autopsies of E.A.'s Files (1907-1909)

Folder 2 of 5
Folder 3

Executions and Autopsies Letters (1904-1909)

Folder 3 of 5
Folder 4

Executions and Autopsies Newspaper Clippings (1905-1908)

Folder 4 of 5
Folder 5

Executions and Autopsies of EAS' Newspaper Clippings (1907-1909)

Folder 5 of 5
Folder 6

Guiteau and Czolgosz Related Photos [and Letter] (1881-1906)

Folder 7

Guiteau Newspaper Clippings (1882-1902)

Folder 8

Guiteau Pamphlets (1881-1882)

Folder 9

Guiteau Skull [Sketches] [after 1882]

Folder 10

Guiteau Skull [Sketches done by D.S. Lamb, Army Medical Museum] [after 1882]

Box 21

Head and Skull - Inflected Fissure

Folder 1

Head and Skull (1898-1905)

Folder 1 of 3. Fragile.
Folder 2

Head and Skull (1882-1904)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Head and Skull (1898-1906)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Head and Skull Famous People (1901-1903)

Folder 5

Inflected Fissure - Spitzka [undated]

Box 22

Lynching and the Negro Question

Folder 1

Lynching and the Negro Question (1903-1907)

Folder 1 of 4
Folder 2

Lynching and the Negro Question (1879-1907)

Folder 2 of 4
Folder 3

Lynching and the Negro Question (1899-1904)

Folder 3 of 4
Folder 4

Lynching and the Negro Question (1903-1905)

Folder 4 of 4
Folder 5

Lynching and the Negro Question: Notes, etc. ([1901]-[after 1903])

Box 23

Neurology

Folder 1

Neurology (1878-1905)

Folder 1 of 4
Folder 2

Neurology (1901-1905)

Folder 2 of 4
Folder 3

Neurology (1878-1905)

Folder 3 of 4
Folder 4

Neurology (1883-1905)

Folder 4 of 4
Box 24

New York Murders - Notes for Brain Studies

Folder 1

New York Murders (1899-1905)

Folder 1 of 5
Folder 2

New York Murders (1894-1905)

Folder 2 of 5
Folder 3

New York Murders (1884-1905)

Folder 3 of 5
Folder 4

New York Murders (1902-1906)

Folder 4 of 5
Folder 5

New York Murders (1889-1905)

Folder 5 of 5
Folder 6

Notes for Brain Studies (1904-1908)

Box 25

Specimen Daily Medical Journal - Van Wormer Brothers

Folder 1

Specimen Daily Medical Journal Jan. 1904 (1904, Jan.)

Fragile.
Folder 2

Study of Brain Weight - Spitzka (1883-1903)

Folder 3

Van Wormer Brothers Letters (1903)

Folder 1 of 9
Folder 4

Van Wormer Brothers Notes (1903)

Folder 2 of 9
Folder 5

Frederick Van Wormer Autopsy [1903]

Folder 3 of 9
Folder 6

Burton Van Wormer Autopsy [1903]

Folder 4 of 9
Folder 7

Willis Van Wormer Autopsy [1903]

Folder 5 of 9
Folder 8

Van Wormer Brothers Drawings [1903]

Folder 6 of 9
Folder 9

Van Wormer Brothers Photos, Publications (1903-1904)

Folder 7 of 9
Folder 10

Van Wormer Brothers Newspaper Clippings (1902-1903)

Folder 8 of 9
Folder 11

Van Wormer Brothers Newspaper Clippings (1903-1911)

Folder 9 of 9
 

Offprints and Printed Material

Physical Description: Boxes 26-43
Box 26

Offprints: Anatomy in America - The Mesial Relations

Folder 1

Anatomy in America by Charles Russell Bardeen (1905, Sep.)

Fragile. Torn.
Folder 2

Anatomy, Normal and Pathological, Editor, Edward Anthony Spitzka, MD (1902, Oct.)

Folder 3

Anatomy, Pathology, and Therapeutics of the Lower Animals Edited by Edward C. Spitzka (1880, Jan.)

Folder 4

The Brain Lesions Produced by Electricity as Observed after Legal Electrocution by Edward Anthony Spitzka, MD and Henry E. Radasch, MD (1912, Sep.)

Folder 5

The Brain-Weight of the Japanese by E. A. Spitzka (1903, Sep. 18)

Folder 6

Brain-Weights of Animals with Special Reference to the Weight of the Brain in the Macaque Monkey by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1903)

Folder 7

The Case of James Graves the Insane Murderer Executed at Newark by E. C. Spitzka (1884)

Folder 8

The Cause of Death from Industrial Electric Currents by R. H. Cunningham (1899)

Signed.
Folder 9

Contributions to the Anatomy and Pathology of the Nervous System Based on Researches Conducted in the Private Laboratory of E. C. Spitzka, M.D. by Francis A. McGuire [approximately 1883]

Folder 10

Dr. Taguchi's Brain Weight by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1904)

Folder 11

Electrophysiologie by Dr. Foveau de Courmelles (1908)

With flyer.
Folder 12

The Evidence of Insanity Discoverable in the Brains of Criminals and Others Whose Mental State that has been Questioned….by Edward Charles Spitzka (1882, May 3)

Folder 13

Fallacies of the Lombroso Doctrine as Evidenced in their Application to the Case of Musolino, the Bandit by Edward C. Spitzka (1902, Dec.)

Folder 14

The Functional and Morphological Relations of the Cerebellum by Edward Charles Spitzka (1881, July 5)

Folder 15

Hereditary Resemblances in the Brains of Three Brothers by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1904, Apr.-June)

Folder 16

Hirt. Nervenkrankheiten (1894)

Folder 17

How can We Prevent False Hydrophobia? By E. C. Spitzka (1886, June 10)

Folder 18

How Shall the Student of Psychiatry Examine the Nerve Centers Post-Mortem? By E. C. Spitzka (1885, Oct.)

Folder 19

The Inflection of the Death Penalty by Means of Electricity by Carlos F. MacDonald, M.D. (1893)

Folder 20

Is the Central Fissure Duplicated in the Brain of Carlo Giacomini, Anatomist? A Note on a Fissural Anomaly by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1901, Aug. 24)

Folder 21

The Location of Mental Functions in the Fore-Brain Discussed in its Possible Relations to Hereditary by E. C. Spitzka [1901]

Folder 22

The Mesial Relations of the Inflected Fissure; Observations upon One Hundred Brains by Edward A. Spitzka (1901, Jan. 5)

Box 27

Offprints: Paul Näcke

Folder 1

Näcke: Allgemeinen Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie und psychisch-gerichtliche Medizin (1902-1903)

Folder 2

Näcke: Archiv für Kriminal-Anthropolgie und Kriminalistik (1901-1902)

Folder 3

Näcke: Archiv für Kriminal-Anthropolgie und Kriminalistik (1903)

Folder 4

Näcke: Archiv für Kriminal-Anthropolgie und Kriminalistik (1904)

Folder 5

Näcke: Archiv für Kriminal-Anthropolgie und Kriminalistik (1905-1906)

Folder 6

Näcke: Archiv für Kriminal-Anthropolgie und Kriminalistik [undated]

Folder 7

Näcke: Archives D'Anthropolgie Criminelle de Criminologie (1903-1905)

Folder 8

Näcke: Book Reviews (1902-1907)

Folder 9

Näcke: Clinical and Pathological Changes in Dementia Paralytica During Recent Decades (1903, May)

Folder 10

Näcke: Considérations générales sur la psychiatric criminelle (1896)

Folder 11

Näcke: Der Schintoismus und die moderne Psychiatrie [undated]

Folder 12

Näcke: Dermatologische Beiträge (1907)

Folder 13

Näcke: Die Bedeutung der Hirnwindungen in physio-, patho- and anthropologischer (1910, Dec.)

Folder 14

Näcke: Die diagnostiche und prognostiche Brauchbarkeit der sexuellen Träume (1911)

Folder 15

Näcke: Einige psychologisch dunkle Fälle von geschlechtlichen Verirrungen in der Irrenanstalt (1903)

Folder 16

Näcke: Einige psychiatrische Erfahrungen als Stütze für die Lehre von der bisexuellen Anlage des Menschen [1906]

Folder 17

Näcke: Erblichkeit und Prädisposition resp. Degeneration bei der progressiven Paralyse [1906]

Folder 18

Näcke: Gedanken über sexuelle Abstinenz [after 1908]

Folder 19

Näcke: List of Published Articles [after 1904]

Folder 20

Näcke: Monatsschrift für Kriminalpsychologie und Strafrechtsreform (1904-1906)

Folder 21

Näcke: Neurologisches Centralblatt (1900-1910)

Folder 22

Näcke: Pervertimenti sessual: Nel Manicomio (1899)

Folder 23

Näcke: Proofs of Articles (1906-1911)

Folder 24

Näcke: Psychiatrisch-Neurologische Wochenschrift (1904-1906)

Folder 25

Näcke: Sind die Degenerationszeichen wirklich wertlos? [undated]

Folder 26

Näcke: Ueber den moralischen Schwachsinn (1902)

Folder 27

Näcke: Ueber Wadenkrämpfe (1906)

Folder 28

Näcke: Zeitschrift für Sexualwissenschaft (1908)

Folder 29

Näcke: Zur angeblichen Entartung der romanischen Völker, speziell Frankreichs (1906)

Folder 30

Näcke: Zur Shakespeare-Bacon-Frage (1910, Aug. 15)

Box 28

Offprints: A New Scheme - Ueber Das Hirngewicht

Folder 1

A New Scheme of the Zones and Centers of the Human Cerebrum by Charles K. Mills, M.D. (1902, Oct. 4)

Folder 2

Observations on the Living Developing Nerve Fiber by Ross G. Harrison (1907, June 1)

Folder 3

Observations regarding the Infliction of the Death Penalty by Electricity by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1908, Apr. 23)

Folder 4

The Postorbital Limbus; A Formation Occasionally Met with at the Base of the Human Brain by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1903, Apr. 11)

Folder 5

A Preliminary Communication of a Study of the Brains of Two Distinguished Physicians, Father and Son by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1901, Apr. 6)

Folder 6

Psychopathia Sexualis-Kraff-Ebing (1892)

Fragile. In pieces.
Folder 7

Rauber. Nervenlehre (1894)

Fragile. In pieces.
Folder 8

The Redundancy of the Preinsula in the Brains of Distinguished Men by Edward A. Spitzka (1901, Apr. 6)

Folder 9

Regenticides Not Abnormal as a Class - A Protest Against the Chimera of "Degeneracy" by E. C. Spitzka (1902, Feb. 8)

Folder 10

The Resuscitation of Persons Shocked by Electricity by Edw. Anthony Spitzka (1909)

Folder 11

The Somatic Etiology of Insanity by Edward Charles Spitzka [1883?]

Incomplete.
Folder 12

State of New York Report of Carlos F. MacDonald, MD, on the Execution by Electricity of William Kemmler, alias John Hart (1890)

Folder 13

A Study on the Brain-Weights of Men Notable in the Professions, Arts and Sciences by Edward Anthony Spitzka (1903, May 2)

Folder 14

Ueber Das Hirngewicht Des Menschen by F. Marchand (1902)

Box 29

Offprints: 1864 - 1887

Folder 1

1864

Folder 2

1868

Folder 3

1876

Folder 4

1877

Folder 5

1881

Folder 6

1882

Folder 7

1883

Folder 8

1884

Folder 9

1885

Folder 10

1886

Folder 11

1887

Box 30

Offprints: 1888 - 1891

Folder 1

1888

Folder 2

1889

Folder 3

1890

Folder 4

1891: B, G, H, K

Folder 5

1891: L, M, N, Z

Box 31

Offprints: 1892 - 1894

Folder 1

1892: A, B, F

Folder 2

1892: H, K, M, R, S

Folder 3

1893: B, F, H

Folder 4

1893: L, M, O

Folder 5

1894: C, D, E, F, H

Folder 6

1894: M, O, P, R, S, T, W

Box 32

Offprints: 1895 - 1898

Folder 1

1895: F, G, H, K

Folder 2

1895: M, P, R, S, W

Folder 3

1896

Folder 4

1897: B, D, G, H, L

Folder 5

1897: O, S, T, W, Y

Folder 6

1898: A, B, C, D, F, G

Folder 7

1898: H, P, T, W, Y

Box 33

Offprints: 1899 - 1901

Folder 1

1899

Folder 2

1900: A, B, D, E, G, H

Folder 3

1900: K, L, M, O, S, W, Z

Folder 4

1901: A, B, C, D, F, G, H

Folder 5

1901: I, L, M, O, R, S, T, V, W

Box 34

Offprints: 1902 - 1903, N

Folder 1

1902: D, H, K

Folder 2

1902:M

Folder 3

1902: N, S, V, W

Folder 4

1903: C, D

Folder 5

1903: F, H

Folder 6

1903: I, L, M, N

Box 35

Offprints: 1903, O - 1904

Folder 1

1903: O, P, R

Folder 2

1903: S, T

Folder 3

1903: V, W, Y

Folder 4

1904: B, D, E, F, G, H

Folder 5

1904: L, M, N

Folder 6

1904: P, R, S, T, W

Box 36

Offprints: 1905, A-S

Folder 1

1905: A, B, C, D

Folder 2

1905: E, F, H, K

Folder 3

1905: L, m

Folder 4

1905:P, R, S

Box 37

Offprints: 1905, T - 1906

Folder 1

1905: T, V, W

Folder 2

1906: A, B, C

Folder 3

1906: D, E, F, G

Folder 4

1906: H, K, L, M

Folder 5

1906: O, P, R, S, T, V, W

Box 38

Offprints: 1907

Folder 1

1907: B, C, D, E

Folder 2

1907: F, G, H, I

Folder 3

1907: J, K, L

Folder 4

1907: M, P, R

Folder 5

1907: S, T, V, W

Box 39

Offprints: 1908, A-L

Folder 1

1908: A, B

Folder 2

1908: D, E

Folder 3

1908: G, H

Folder 4

1908: J, K, L

Box 40

Offprints: 1908, M - 1909, R

Folder 1

1908: M, N, P

Folder 2

1908: R, S

Folder 3

1908: T, V, W

Folder 4

1909: A, B, C, D

Folder 5

1909: E, G, H, J, L

Folder 6

1909: M, P, R

Box 41

Offprints: 1909, S - 1911, D

Folder 1

1909: S, V, W, Y

Folder 2

1910: A, B, D

Folder 3

1910: E, F, G, H, K

Folder 4

1910: L, M, P, R

Folder 5

1910: S, V, W

Folder 6

1911: A, B, D

Box 42

Offprints: 1911, F - 1913

Folder 1

1911: F, G, H, K

Folder 2

1911: O, R, S, V

Folder 3

1912

Folder 4

1913

Box 43

Printed Material: Case/Literature - University Courses

Folder 1

Case/Literature Announcements (1898-1910)

Folder 2

Encyclopädische Jahrbücher der gesamten Heilkunde [approximately 1897]

Folder 3

Medical Societies (1906-1907)

Folder 4

Miscellaneous Handwritten Notes (1893-1907)

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Illustrations: Hand-drawn [undated]

Folder 6

Miscellaneous Illustrations: Printed [undated]

Folder 7

Miscellaneous Printed Items [undated]

Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings (1907-1910)

Folder 9

University Courses and Related Items (undated, 1911)

 

Personal Files, Reprints and Subject Files

Physical Description: Boxes 44-52
Box 44

Anatomic - Biographic

Folder 1

Anatomic and Anthropometric Methods, Preservat'n Casts, Death-Masks, etc. Formaline and Formaline Poisoning (1889-1913)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 2

Anatomic and Anthropometric Methods, Preservat'n Casts, Death-Masks, etc. Formaline and Formaline Poisoning (1897-1913)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Anatomic and Anthropometric Methods, Preservat'n Casts, Death-Masks, etc. Formaline and Formaline Poisoning (1885-1906)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Biographic (1884-1914)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 5

Biographic (1901-1908)

Folder 2 of 2
Box 45

Brains

Folder 1

Brains: Anthropometric Soc. (1891-1904)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 2

Brains: Anthropometric Soc. (1891-1904)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 3

Brains of Eminent Men II (Brain-weight) (1902-1904)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 4

Brains of Eminent Men II (Brain-weight) (1899-1910)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 5

Brains of Eminent Men II (Brain-weight) (1902)

Folder 3 of 3
Box 46

Capital Punishment - Degeneracy and Defectives

Folder 1

Capital Punishment (1897-1909)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 2

Capital Punishment (1899-1909)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Capital Punishment (1875-1912)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Degeneracy and Defectives, Feeble-minded, Idiots, Imbeciles and their Brains (1893-1910)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 5

Degeneracy and Defectives, Feeble-minded, Idiots, Imbeciles and their Brains (1894-1908)

Folder 2 of 2
Box 47

Digestive System - Evolution of the Human Brain

Folder 1

Digestive System and Peritoneum (1889-1907)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 2

Digestive System and Peritoneum (1898-1908)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Digestive System and Peritoneum (1878-1907)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Evolution of the Human Brain, Brains of Primates (1871-1911)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 5

Evolution of the Human Brain, Brains of Primates (1895-1905)

Folder 2 of 2
Box 48

Insula - Jefferson Medical College

Folder 1

Insula (1898-1914)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 2

Insula (1901-1909)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Insula (1880-1901)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Jefferson Medical College (1899-1906)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 5

Jefferson Medical College: [Correspondence] (1905-1906)

Folder 2 of 2
Box 49

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc.

Folder 1

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc. (1891-1907)

Folder 1 of 6
Folder 2

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc. (1883-1907)

Folder 2 of 6
Folder 3

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc. (1883-1906)

Folder 3 of 6
Folder 4

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc. (1890-1913)

Folder 4 of 6
Folder 5

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc. (1894-1905)

Folder 5 of 6
Folder 6

Personal: Letters, EAS, Misc. (1881-1908)

Folder 6 of 6
Box 50

Prehistoric Man - Reprints: Brain of Powell

Folder 1

Prehistoric Man and Primates, Pithecanthropus (1906-1911)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 2

Prehistoric Man and Primates, Pithecanthropus (1908)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 3

Prehistoric Man and Primates, Pithecanthropus (1907-1913)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 4

Reprints: Brain of Powell [and Other Brain Related Items] (1890-1913)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 5

Reprints: Brain of Powell [and Other Brain Related Items] (1902-1910)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 6

Reprints: Brain of Powell [Intra Nitam Staining with Methylene Blue] (1910, July)

Folder 3 of 3
Box 51

Reprints: Central - Suicide

Folder 1

Reprints: Central f. Giacomini's Brain Bilateral Interruption of Central f. (1901-1906)

Folder 2

Reprints: Miscellaneous (1901-1904)

Folder 1 of 3
Folder 3

Reprints: Miscellaneous (1903)

Folder 2 of 3
Folder 4

Reprints: Miscellaneous (1903-1908)

Folder 3 of 3
Folder 5

Reprints: Paraceles (1901, Feb. 2)

Folder 6

Reprints: Paroccipital Fissure (1900, Dec.)

Folder 7

Reprints: Postorbital Limbus (1903, Apr. 11)

Folder 1 of 2
Folder 8

Reprints: Postorbital Limbus [A Study of the Brain-Weights of Men Notable in the Professions, Art and Sciences (1903, May 2)

Folder 2 of 2
Folder 9

Reprints: Review of Barkers' BNA (1907)

Folder 10

Suicide (1899-[1907])

Folder 1 of 5
Folder 11

Suicide (1902-1912)

Folder 2 of 5
Box 52

Suicide - Third Rail Accidents

Folder 1

Suicide (1893-1905)

Folder 3 of 5
Folder 2

Suicide (1891-1912)

Folder 4 of 5
Folder 3

Suicide (1906-1907)

Folder 5 of 5
Folder 4

Third Rail Accidents (1903-1907)