Tag Archives: President Garfield

Destiny of the Republic: A Book Review

Its subtitle, “A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” says it all. The Assassination of James A. Garfield Shooting a President, his lingering death, unbelievably incompetent doctors and a deranged assassin makes for a fine and … Continue reading

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President Garfield’s Doctors: A Keystone Tragic-Comedy Part II

 President Garfield spent two months after his assassination attempt, lying in bed at the White House during the hottest weeks in memory. James Garfield, President for barely four months, had survived the night following an assassination attempt on July 2, … Continue reading

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President Garfield’s Doctors: A Tragi-Comedy Part I

Charles Guiteau admitted that he shot the President, but “it was the doctors who killed him.”  The assassin was certifiably insane, but he wasn’t stupid.  Everybody in the country knew it was the medical men who botched the care of … Continue reading

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