APPOINTED TO EXAMINE DEFENDANT
GUSTAV KRUPP VON BOHLEN*
7 November 1945
We, the undersigned, during the morning of 6 November 1945, examined the patient, identified as Gustav Krupp von Bohlen by the military authorities in charge, in the presence of his wife and nurse.
We unanimously agree that the patient was suffering from: Senile softening of the brain, selectively affecting the frontal lobes of the cerebral cortex and the corpus striatum, due to vascular degeneration.
It is our unanimous, considered, professional opinion that the mental condition of the patient, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen, is such that he is incapable of understanding court procedure, and of understanding or cooperating in interrogation.
The physical state of the patient is such that he cannot be moved without endangering his life.
We are of the considered opinion that his condition is unlikely to improve, but rather to deteriorate even further. Therefore, we unanimously believe that he will never be fit, mentally or physically, to appear before the International Military Tribunal.
/ s / R. E. TUNBRIDGE
* At a meeting of the International Military Tribunal on 30 October 1945 "it was agreed that a committee of four medical officer", one appointed by each Member of the Tribunal be sent, if the Committee of Prosecutors made no objection, to examine Krupp and that they be empowered to employ specialists if necessary." The report of this Medical Commission was presented 7 November 1945.
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