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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Garrison's Psychiatric Report

In Chapter 2 of my book, A Beautiful Mind?, I discuss the several "recurring themes that colored Garrison's investigation: his mental illness, his bizarre investigative 'techniques,' his attraction to conspiracy theories, his irrational leftist politics, and his endless paranoia.

I quoted from Garrison's psychiatric report from 1951. I did not include the actual report in my book because I didn't think it would reproduce properly. And so, here is that report.

Garrison's records leaked to the press in 1968 and caused a stir. Aaron Kohn, head of the Metropolitan Crime Commission asked for an opinion of Dr. Alton Ochsner, and here is his reply.

Hugh Aynesworth decided to poke Garrison and sent this telegram. Have a look at the notations, which are in Garrison's handwriting.


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