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October 19, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(16):1040-1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470420028005

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We publish this week the official report on President McKinley's case, signed by all the attending physicians and surgeons. It is very complete even to minor details, and a careful reading must convince the most critical that the case from the beginning was well managed and that no adverse, retrospective criticism is possible. The report shows that the charges as to poor judgment used in the administration of solid food, in failure to find the bullet both during the original operation and at the autopsy, in the non-use of the x-ray and of drainage, can not be sustained. The main interest of the report centers in that which pertains to the autopsy and the examination and deductions therefrom. This part of the report is the important part of the document, as it is bound to excite interest not only because of its disclosures, but as well because of what

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