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Source: Philadelphia Record
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Trained Nurse’s Testimony”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 10784
Pagination: 1

“Trained Nurse’s Testimony.” Philadelphia Record 12 Sept. 1901 n10784: p. 1.
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Margaret Morris; McKinley nurses; William McKinley (medical care); William McKinley (activity, conversations, etc. during recovery).
Named persons
Mary D. Barnes; William McKinley; George C. Menzies; Margaret Morris [first name wrong below].


Trained Nurse’s Testimony


President, in Hospital, Spoke of Czolgosz as “The Poor Fellow.”

Special to “The Record.”
     Tarrytown, N. Y., Sept. 11.—George C. Menzies, of Greenburg [sic], has received a letter from Miss Marguerite Morris, a trained nurse, who was sent to Buffalo as a delegate from St. Luke’s Hospital, New York. Miss Morris happened to be in the Emergency Hospital when President McKinley was brought in after being shot. She says:
     “I was in attendance to the President while he was being operated upon in the hospital. I gave him the first hypodermic injection of strychnine and morphine. He did not want to take it, for he did not feel faint. He said ‘I feel good.’ He was brought in and laid on the operating table and was entirely conscious all the time until the anesthetic was given. Mrs. Barnes and I prepared the operating room for him.
     “The President lay there quietly, talking very little[.] He repeated a few times, ‘the poor fellow! he [sic] could not have known what he was doing,’ meaning that nobody could have hated him bad enough to shoot him.”



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