Source: News and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A Card from the Doctors”
City of publication: Charleston, South Carolina
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“A Card from the Doctors.” News and Courier 18 Sept. 1901: p. 1.|
|McKinley physicians (public statements).|
|Matthew D. Mann; William McKinley; Herman Mynter [first name misspelled below]; Roswell Park; Charles G. Stockton; Eugene Wasdin.|
A Card from the Doctors
Five of the Physicians Who Attended President McKinley Deny
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 human agency.
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.