Source: San Francisco Call
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Says That the Case Was Beyond Science”
City of publication: San Francisco, California
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: 90
Issue number: 114
|“Says That the Case Was Beyond Science.” San Francisco Call 22 Sept. 1901 v90n114: p. 20.|
|William McKinley (medical care: international response).|
Says That the Case Was Beyond Science
Famous Medical Man in Paris Makes Comment on Late President’s Wounds.
PARIS, Sept. 21.—One of the most famous physicians in Paris, whose name I am not authorized to give, says that McKinley, having escaped three dangers in the stomach wounds—sudden death from shock, which is rare; hemorrhage, which is frequent, and blood poisoning or primary peritonitis—his physicians were justified in issuing favorable bulletins. This physician does not believe in the theory of poisoned bullets, but attributes the gangrene to the tearing of the wound, owing to the small velocity of the missile. If food could have been given, nature might have overcome the gangrene, but as it was, the case was beyond medical science.