Paging Dr. Bell to the President’s deathbed

Today in 1881, President Garfield died as the result of being shot at close range by an assassin. It took him nearly¬†three months to die. On July 2, after months of increasing agitation and several aborted attempts to shoot the President with a pearl-handled pistol, Charles Guiteau finally mortally wounded the President as he waited … Continue reading Paging Dr. Bell to the President’s deathbed