Publication information

Animals’ Defender
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The ‘Wise Men of Greece’”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: December 1901
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 12
Pagination: 6-7

“The ‘Wise Men of Greece.’” Animals’ Defender Dec. 1901 v6n12: pp. 6-7.
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Matthew D. Mann (public statements); William McKinley (death, cause of); William McKinley (medical care: criticism).
Named persons
Matthew D. Mann; William McKinley.

The “Wise Men of Greece”

     The silence is broken, the oracle has spoken, and the profound depths in which “bacteriological science” concocts its “discoveries” for the “benefit of humanity” have at last given up their secrets. The fourteen “experts” who attended President McKinley have presented to the N. Y. State Medical Society their “lengthy report”: “If,” said Dr. Mann, who acted as spokesman, “you [6][7] ask me what caused the President’s death, I could not tell you; I doubt if that will ever be discovered.” Says the N. Y. Herald editorially, “It certainly does not speak much for advanced medicine and progressive surgery when a number of acknowledged experts are willing to admit that in one of the most important cases of the century the actual cause of death from an ordinary pistol wound of the stomach could not be surely determined either by autopsical, microscopical or bacteriological tests.”