A Harvard Medical School professor testified Thursday that Jack Ruby was probably not insane when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald.
Dr. Robert S. Schwab '26, associate professor of Neurology, served as a prosecution witness in the Ruby trial. He and two other neurologists were called in to interpret Ruby's electroencephalograms, or brainware diagrams.
The defense maintains that Ruby was suffering from an attack of psychomotor epilepsy and was therefore legally insane. Schwab said that this condition was not indicated by the diagrams. He said they suggested a "nonspecific, mild abnormality" but "did not represent the convulsions or seizures" characteristic of epilepsy.