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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Hopeful of Recovery”
Author(s): Hemmeter, John C.
City of publication: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 129
Issue number: 98
Pagination: 1

Hemmeter, John C. “Hopeful of Recovery.” Sun [Baltimore] 7 Sept. 1901 v129n98: p. 1.
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William McKinley (medical condition); William McKinley (surgery); William McKinley (recovery: speculation).
Named persons
Conrad Diehl; John C. Hemmeter; Matthew D. Mann; William McKinley; John G. Milburn; Roswell Park [misspelled below]; John Parmenter; William Warren Potter.


Hopeful of Recovery


Dr. John C. Hemmeter, of Baltimore, Considers Outlook for the President Favorable.

[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]

     BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept[.] 6.—I have just spoken with Dr. Matthew D. Mann, who performed the operation of laparotomy on President McKinley, and Dr. John Parmenter, who assisted.
     The wound was a perforation in the stomach one and a half inches above the insertion of the omentum. A bullet entered and lodged in the muscles of the back, where it will do no harm.
     The operation was faultlessly executed by Dr. Mann, with Dr. Roswell Parke in consultation. The President’s condition was satisfactory after the operation. He was taken to the home of John G. Milburn, president of the Exposition, 1168 Delaware avenue [sic], in a rubber-tire ambulance. Surgeons accompanied him.
     Dr. Diehl, the Mayor of Buffalo; Dr. Warren Potter, editor of the Buffalo Medical Journal, and myself consulted with the assistant surgeons during the operation. No one was admitted during the operation.
     My personal opinion is that the prognosis is favorable.




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