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April 14, 1894

CLINICAL HISTORY OF THE CASE OF PRESIDENT JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY AND CLINICAL SURGERY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D. C., AND ONE OF THE ATTENDING SURGEONS IN THE CASE OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(15):545-549. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420940021002d
Abstract

(Continued from page 502.)

IV.

August 8, 6 a.m. He had five ounces of koumiss. At 8 a.m. seven ounces of koumiss. At 8:40 a.m. he took five ounces of claret. August 8, 8:30 a.m. Temperature 98.4; pulse 94; respirations 18. August 8, 12 M. Temperature 100.2; pulse 104; respirations 20. August 8, 7 p.m. Temperature 101.2; pulse 108; respirations 19.

The President's wound was dressed at 8 a.m. and it being evidently necessary to make a more free opening in the wound to facilitate the escape of pus, he was etherized this morning, and the operation performed. Dr. Reyburn administered the ether, and it acted very quickly and pleasantly. The incision was extended downwards and forwards, and a I counter-opening was made into the track of the bullet below the margin of the twelfth rib; this was done by Dr. Agnew. Two drainage tubes were then inserted. The President

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