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September 14, 1901

THE PRESIDENT'S CASE AND THE NEWSPAPERS.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(11):705. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470370035010

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Abstract

The majority of the newspapers of the country have honestly tried to supply their readers with all the facts, and only facts, about the President's case. But the possibilities for the "fake" in yellow journalism were too many to be ignored and consequently these were "extraed" with profitable results to the proprietors. While the bulletins of the attending men repeatedly announced that their patient was resting comfortably, these newspapers contained columns, double-leaded and scare-headed, about the "agony" and the "torture" which the President was bravely bearing, all pure "fake." The "agony" of the operation consisted in the little unpleasantness of the first few whiffs of the ether. Except when the wounds were dressed, the President has had no pain, and the dressing of the wounds probably caused but little suffering, if any. There would be no pain from the wounds in the stomach, and of course none from the abdominal

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