Source: Scranton Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Heard the Shots Fired”
City of publication: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“Heard the Shots Fired.” Scranton Tribune 9 Sept. 1901: p. 5.|
|A. J. Connell; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds); William G. Fulton; Roswell Park; McKinley physicians; William McKinley (recovery: speculation).|
|A. J. Connell; William G. Fulton; James A. Garfield; Roswell Park [misspelled below].|
Heard the Shots Fired
Dr. A. J. Connell Was at the Exposition Friday.
Dr. A. J. Connell returned from
Buffalo, Saturday. He was on the exposition grounds at the time of the attack
upon the president, and although not in the Temple of Music, heard the shots
and witnessed the exciting incidents subsequent to the tragedy. From his knowledge
of the serious nature of the wound, and from conversation with men of the medical
profession closely connected with those active in attendance upon the stricken
president, Dr. Connell’s opinion of the gravity of the case is much sought after
by all who know of his experience.
Dr. W. G. Fulton, in talking of the condition of the president, spoke in the highest praise of Dr. Roswell Parke, whom he considers perhaps the most eminent surgeon in America. The fact that he is ambidexterous [sic] was commented upon, and that he has the firmest confidence of the medical profession. The great surgeon, when he was in Scranton some time ago, was accompanied about the city by Dr. Fulton on a sight-seeing tour. Dr. Fulton believes that surgery and the use of antiseptics have made such advances in the past fifteen years that far more hope may be entertained than at the time of the shooting of President Garfield.