Publication information

Source:
Portsmouth Daily Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Portsmouth, Ohio
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 9
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
[untitled]. Portsmouth Daily Times 12 Sept. 1901 v9n9: p. [2].
 
Transcription
full text
 
Keywords
William McKinley (medical care: personal response); William McKinley (surgery); William McKinley (medical care: compared with other cases); presidential assassinations (comparison); William McKinley (medical condition: public response).
 
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Stephen S. Halderman; William McKinley.
 
Notes
The print quality of the original source (an online scanned document) is poor in parts, rendering some text difficult to read.
 
Document


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     Dr. H[a]lderman’s attention having been called to the fact that McKinley’s case seems to have been handled better surgically, than was Garfield’s, replied that twenty years is a long time in the evolution of surgery. The advances that have been made in th[e] l[a]st twenty years are marvelou[s]. McKinley’s c[ase] was a more serious [one] than that of Garfield, yet the physicians pulled him through in ph[e]nom[enall]y short ord[e]r. Surgery h[as] not yet reached the point where it [can] take a [man] to [pieces?] [an]d then put him t[og]ether again, [bu]t it is pr[ess]ing [rapidly?] towards that co[ns]umation [sic].
     The doctor is [amused?] at surgeon’s [sic] who are getting themselves int[e]rviewed, and incidentally getting much cheap advertising, men who po[ss]ibly pa[ss]ed in and out of the sick room, having done nothing, and were spotted by the reporters.