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Edward Curtis letter re: autopsy
09-06-2016, 07:18 AM
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Edward Curtis letter re: autopsy
I am an academic working on an article about the constitutionality of the assassins' military commission. I have a discrete question that perhaps someone here can answer: I've read--and would like to quote--the famous excerpt from Edward Curtis's remarkable letter to his mother regarding the Lincoln autopsy, but I can't seem to find any citation to it, or information about where it can be found.

Thanks in advance for any information.
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09-06-2016, 07:30 AM
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RE: Edward Curtis letter re: autopsy
Welcome to the forum, Marty! I do not think I can help on this. Offhand, I can think of two books I have that contain text from this letter: Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations by Dr. John K. Lattimer and Twenty Days by Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. However, neither book has footnotes. Thus, I do not know where the letter is today.

Many thanks to Steve for sending this image of the newspaper that contains the Curtis' letter:

[Image: curtisletter1.jpg]
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09-06-2016, 08:13 AM (This post was last modified: 09-06-2016 08:14 AM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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RE: Edward Curtis letter re: autopsy
Welcome to the forum! Have you tried to contact and inquired at these institutions?
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/ga...ncoln.html
http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p...ln.page_04
(That's what I'd try...)
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