'He is completely absorbed in his work,' he continued, 'and is one of the most profound andoriginal mathematical minds of his generation.'
Lind-Smith pleaded that he should not go to prison:
He is entirely absorbed in his work, and it would be a loss if a man of his ability—which is noordinary ability—were not able to carry on with it.
The public would lose the benefit of the research work he is doing.
There is treatment which could be given him.
I ask you to think that the public interest would not be well served if this man is taken awayfrom the very important work he is doing.