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Murder of a President and Dr. Lister: The Battle over Germ Theory

PBS’s excellent series American Experience has an episode entitled “Murder of a President” about the assassination of James Garfield in 1881. Garfield died of what today would be a survivable bullet wound. The bullet didn’t kill him; it was hemorrhage and massive infection. In fact, it is quite possible his medical care killed him. According […]

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