Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), 1886-

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Resident physician, California State Prison, San Quentin, California.

From the description of Twenty years at San Quentin : printed pamphlet, 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79628021

Physician for San Quentin Prison, 1913-1951. During his leaves of absence, Stanley signed on as relief surgeon on maritime ships.

From the description of Leo L. Stanley papers, 1928-1965. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145415108

Physician for San Quentin Prison, 1913-1951.

From the description of San Quentin papers, 1889-1956. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122558911

From the description of Papers, 1928-1965. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28420353

Leo L. Stanley, born 1886 in Oregon, graduated from Cooper Medical College of Stanford University in 1912. He spent most of his life as Chief Physician and Surgeon at the California State Prison at San Quentin. He did take time out to travel, however, usually as the ship's doctor on large luxury cruises.

From the description of Leo L. Stanley diaries, 1918-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702129511

Leo Leonidas Stanley was a surgeon and physician of San Quentin California State Prison from 1913-1941 and 1945-1951. Then from 1953 to 1958, Stanley served as a substitute ships doctor for cruise ships.

From the description of Leo L. Stanley papers, 1923-1968. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 215335979

Leo Leonidas Stanley (1886-1976) was a physician for the California State Prison at San Quentin, California, 1913-1951, and author of Men at Their Worst (1940), My Most Unforgettable Convicts (1967), and San Miguel at the Turn of the Century (1976).

Malcolm Beelby (1907-1986) was a pianist, conductor, and song writer who worked in the motion picture industry.

From the description of Travel accounts of convict labor camp inspections in California, 1920-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702201799

Biography

Leo L. Stanley, born 1886 in Oregon, graduated from Cooper Medical College of Stanford University in 1912. He spent most of his life as Chief Physician and Surgeon at the California State Prison at San Quentin. He did take time out to travel, however, usually as the ship's doctor on large luxury cruises.

From the guide to the Leo L. Stanley diaries, 1918-1968, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Leo Stanley was born in Oregon in 1886 and raised in San Luis Obispo County, California. After receiving his bachelor's degree at Stanford University in 1903 and matriculating to Cooper Medical College in 1908, Stanley served his medical residency at San Quentin State Prison. In 1913, Stanley accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer at the prison, a position he held until his retirement in 1951. During his tenure at San Quentin, Stanley performed medical experiments on prisoners involving testicular transplants, attracting national media attention (the "Buck" Kelly case). This notoriety would cling to him until his death in 1976.

Throughout his life, Stanley traveled the world, working as a physician, studying prison hospitals, and observing conditions at prison road camps. He penned a number of articles for San Francisco Bay Area newspapers and medical journals and published several books, including My Most Unforgettable Convicts . The final years of his life were spent writing and working on his farm ("Crest Farm") in Marin County, California, with his second wife Bernice Holthouse.

From the guide to the Leo L. Stanley scrapbooks and papers, 1928-1965, 1849-1974, (California Historical Society)

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creatorOf Rancheros Visitadores. [Scrapbooks of the annual trek] / Leo L. Stanley -- 1938-1941. Santa Barbara Historical Society
referencedIn Anne T. Kent California Room Collection, c.1875-Present, 1885-Present Marin County Free Library
creatorOf Leo L. Stanley diaries, 1918-1968 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stanley, Leo Leonidas, M.D. Twenty years at San Quentin : printed pamphlet, 1933. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886. Travel accounts of convict labor camp inspections in California, 1920-1936. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886. Papers, 1928-1965. California Historical Society
creatorOf Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886. Leo L. Stanley papers, 1928-1965. California Historical Society
creatorOf Stanley, Leo L., 1886-. Leo L. Stanley diaries, 1918-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886. San Quentin papers, 1889-1956. California Historical Society
creatorOf Leo L. Stanley scrapbooks and papers, 1928-1965, 1849-1974 California Historical Society
creatorOf Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886. Leo L. Stanley papers, 1923-1968. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Anne T. Kent California Room corporateBody
associatedWith Beelby, Malcolm, 1907-1986. person
associatedWith Butler, Edward I., 1874-1961. person
associatedWith California. Highway Commission corporateBody
associatedWith California State Prison at San Quentin corporateBody
associatedWith Hearst Castle (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Holohan, James Bernard, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Marin County Free Library corporateBody
associatedWith Northern Association of Industrial and Railway Surgeons. corporateBody
associatedWith Rancheros Visitadores. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Uriah Absalom, 1875-1956. person
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associatedWith Watson, J. P. person
associatedWith Watson, J. P. person
associatedWith Watson, J. P. person
associatedWith Wilkins, James M. person
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France
Mexico
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United States
United States
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
United States
San Quentin (Calif.)
East Asia
South America
Germany
California
California
Soviet Union
California
California
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
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Prisoners--Health
Prisoners--Pictorial works
Prisons
Voyages and travels
Ship physicians
Prisoners--Medical care
Voyages and travels--20th century
Convict labor--California
Earthquakes
Human experimentation in medicine--California
Prisoners--California--San Quentin--Fiction
Labor camps--Pictorial works
Convict labor--Pictorial works
Fires
Correctional institutions--Pictorial works
Voyages around the world
Prison physicians
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Ship physicians
Physicians--California
Prison physicians
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