Men at Their Worst ~ LEO L STANLEY 1940 Doctor/Chief Surgeon at San Quentin State Prison ~ Eugenics ~ Stertilizaion ~ Penology ~ Criminology


Title: Men at Their Worst

Author: Leo L. [Leonidas] Stanley, M.D. Chief Surgeon, California State Prison San Quentin. With the collaboration of Evelyn Wells

Description: First Edition. Forest-green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Bookplate and inscription at front, otherwise interior is clean. Biographical article about Dr. Stanley tipped-in at rear of book. Twenty-four photographs on plates. ix, 322 pages.

Ex-libris bookplate and inscription of Capt. Albert G. Bower, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve: ''Leo and I were ship-mates for almost 2 years at Pearl Harbor 1942-1943.''

Men at Their Worst is Dr. Leo Stanley's account of his varied experiences as the Chief Surgeon at California's San Quentin State Prison. At the time this was published, Stanley had reportedly examined and treated about forty-thousand criminals of all kinds. He discusses life at the prison, and describes the inmates, staff, and the evolution of the medical facilities. He also relates his medical philosophy, which includes chapters on his view on sterilization, the importance of glands, the role of the sex life of inmates, and execution by gas chamber.

Leo Leonidas Stanley (1886-1976) was an American surgeon who served as the Chief Surgeon of the San Quentin State Prison from 1913 to 1951.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: D. Appleton-Century Company
Place: New York - London
Year: 1940

Keywords: prisons, California, San Quentin, inmates, criminology,

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