Photograph of pocket watch with bullet hole, 1920.
George B. Magrath’s reputation involved him in some of the most celebrated and notorious criminal trials of the early 20th century, and he performed an examination on Alessandro Berardelli, the guard at the Slater & Morrill Shoe Factory who, along with paymaster Frederick A. Parmenter, had been shot and killed in a robbery on April 15, 1920. Bullets, which Magrath had removed from Berardelli’s body, were identified as coming from the pistol of Nicola Sacco. Photograph of pocket watch with bullet hole, 1920.
Harvard Medical School. Department of Legal Medicine. Department of Legal Medicine Records, circa 1877-1967 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk).
From the Records of the Department of Legal Medicine of Harvard Medical School.