Publication information

Western Electrician
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 29
Issue number: 13
Pagination: 202

[untitled]. Western Electrician 28 Sept. 1901 v29n13: p. 202.
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William McKinley (medical care: use of X-rays); William McKinley (medical care: personal response).
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     Criticism of the attending surgeons will not restore the president to life. A well-versed correspondent of the Western Electrician writes to us to express astonishment that the X-ray was not used during life to locate the bullet with certainty, or at any rate after death to prevent the free use of the knife that after all proved futile. We have some sympathy with our correspondentís protest, but it is easy for all of us to be wise after the event. The X-ray could not have contributed to the saving of the presidentís life or even to its prolongation, probably, although it would be a satisfaction now if we could reflect that it had been used. The doctors did their best. Let us commend them for their unwearied efforts, regretting their mistakes without unseemly crimination.