Publication information

Gaillard’s Medical Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President McKinley’s Death”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 75
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 117

“President McKinley’s Death.” Gaillard’s Medical Journal Oct. 1901 v75n4: p. 117.
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William McKinley (medical care: personal response).
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William McKinley.

President McKinley’s Death

     It is to be deplored that according to the present outlook, the death-wound of President McKinley will probably prove a fertile source of contention among medical writers for some time to come. But, whether or not the original operation was sufficiently thorough; whether or not solid food was introduced into the stomach too soon; whether or not the X-rays should have been employed; whether or not a skilful [sic] diagnostician could have made out that other organs besides the stomach had been injured; whether or not a too-favorable prognosis was given, the fact remains that the injury received by the President was beyond the aid of medical and surgical skill and would have proven fatal in any event.