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.