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Could the ER Have Saved Lincoln?

Could we have saved President Lincoln from dying after being shot if we had modern day technology. Wired News seems to think so.

Every year, the University of Maryland holds a seminar to discuss the medical history of a famous person. Next May, doctors and historians will tackle the case of the gunshot that killed President Abraham Lincoln and try to answer this question: Could he have survived such an injury today?

In an interview with Wired News, a leading medical historian previewed the findings. The verdict: a qualified “yes.”

First, let’s refresh your memory from history class. Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth by a gunshot to the head from a one-shot .44 pistol. Lincoln lingered for 10 hours before dying.

JG

By | 2016-10-13T13:56:30+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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