John E. Gerin

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John E. Gerin
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Born (1849-12-10)December 10, 1849
Cobourg, Canada West
Died February 15, 1931(1931-02-15) (aged 81)
Auburn, New York, United States
Residence Auburn, New York
Occupation physician
Known for former physician of Auburn State Prison, New York

John E. Gerin M.D. (December 10, 1849 – February 15, 1931) was the physician at Auburn State Prison in Auburn, New York under warden George W. Benham. Gerin performed the autopsy on Leon Czolgosz.[1]


Gerin was born in Cobourg, Canada West in 1849 and attended Queen's University where he attained his M.D..[2] In 1901 he performed the autopsy on Leon Czolgosz. In 1913 he was charged with brutality and indifference to suffering.[3] He died at his home in Auburn in 1931 and is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Marshall Everett (1901). Complete life of William McKinley and story of his assassination. p. 446. The physicians were: Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald of New York and Dr. Gerin of Auburn. Other witnesses were: E. Bonesteel, Troy; W. D. Wolff, Rochester; C. F. Rattigan, Auburn; George R. Peck, Auburn, N. Y.; W. N. Thayer, former warden of Dannemora prison, who assisted Warden Mead, and three newspaper correspondents. 
  2. ^ Biographical Directory Co (1900). Biographical Directory of the State of New York, 1900. Biographical directory Company (incorporated). Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Extreme Cruelties Charged in Auburn Prison". New York Times. April 28, 1913. Retrieved 2010-10-06. The report arraigns Dr. John Gerin the prison physician, on charges of brutality, indifference to suffering, ... 
  4. ^ "The Auburn Citizen, Tuesday February 17, 1931" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  5. ^ "The Auburn Citizen, Monday February 16, 1931" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Glancing back over past year in Auburn" (PDF). The Citizen Advertiser. Auburn, N.Y.: December 31, 1931. Retrieved 2015-08-26.