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August 1, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(5):131-132. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391040019005

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The medical history of General Grant's case has not yet been fully reported; but on account of the high position of the patient, the general interest in his case and the publicity given to every movement, we may say, of either the patient or the physicians, and the amount of professional and lay criticism, just, unjust and silly, it seems quite proper to give what we may call a post mortem opinion of the case.

In some respects there is a certain similarity between this case and that of the late President Garfield; and so far as we remember just now, it is the third case in which public interest in the patient was so great that it was necessary to issue bulletins. to the public newspapers, the first case being that of the Prince of Wales, when sick with typhoid fever at Sandringham, some years ago. In the case

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