Source: Chicago Daily News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Physician on President’s Case”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 6 September 1901
Volume number: 26
Issue number: 214
|“Physician on President’s Case.” Chicago Daily News 6 Sept. 1901 v26n214: part 1, p. 1.|
|David W. Graham (public statements); William McKinley (recovery: speculation).|
|David W. Graham; William McKinley.|
Physician on President’s Case
Dr. D. W. Graham Talks of Danger in Wounds in the Chest.
Dr. D. W. Graham said in regard to the case of
President McKinley: “The meager facts that have reached us of the president’s
injuries would not warrant an expression of opinion in his particular case.
Anything that might be said would be mere guesswork. Wounds through the chest
and wounds through the abdomen are exceedingly dangerous, though not necessarily
fatal. The danger in wounds through the chest is that some of the large blood
vessels may be injured.
“But if the presidents’s respiration is good, as reported, it would seem that he had escaped that danger. Wounds through the stomach or intestines are dangerous from the leakage that may take place into the cavities of the body. Lacerated bowels may be reunited, but that would not obviate the danger from leakage. If the stomach were perforated there would probably be peritonitis and then nausea.”