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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The tragic death of President James Garfield

The tragic death of President James Garfield

 CBS News' Sunday Morning July 1 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7413480n

In 1881 James A. Garfield became the second U.S. President to be assassinated. As Mo Rocca learns, however, his death could have been avoided.

[Book author Candace Millard did research in the Museum, and former Museum curator Jeff Reznick appears]

1 comment:

Romeo Vitelli said...

Ultimately, it was the terrible medical care Garfield received that killed him. The doctors even sent in a bill for their services (which was only partially paid). Not that this saved the assassin from being executed.

http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2007/09/killing-preside.html