A Card from the Doctors
Five of the Physicians Who Attended President McKinley
That They Have Had Any Disagreement as to the Case.
Buffalo, N. Y., September 17.—The
following statement was given out to-night by the physicians who
attended President McKinley during his last illness:
“The undersigned surgeons and physicians,
who were in attendance on the late President McKinley have had their
attention called to certain sensational statements recently published
indicating dissensions and mutual recriminations among them. We
desire to say to the press and public, once for all, that every
such publication and all alleged interviews with any of us containing
criticism of one another or of any of our associates are false.
We say again that there never was
a serious disagreement among the professional attendants as to any
of the symptoms or as to the treatment of the case or as to the
bulletins which were issued. A very unusual harmony of opinion and
action prevailed all through the case.
The unfortunate result could not have
been foreseen before the unfavorable symptoms declared themselves
late on the sixth day, and could not have been prevented by any
Pending the completion and publication
of the official reports of the post-mortem examiners and attending
staff, we shall refuse to make any further statements for publication,
and alleged interviews with any of us may be known to be fictitious.
Signed: Matthew D. Mann, Roswell Park,
Hermann Mynter, Eugene Wasdin, Charles G. Stockton.