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Dr Charles Leale's long-lost medical report details his treatment after Lincoln was shot
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5 June 2012 | Beth Stebner

Posted on 06/05/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog

They were filed away and for nearly 150 years, but now researchers have found the report of the young army surgeon who was first to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in the head in Ford Theatre.

The 21-page report, written by Dr Charles Leale, a 23-year-old doctor just six weeks into his medical practice who happened to be 40 feet from Lincoln, details his original perceptions of the president’s fatal injuries.

The historians who discovered the report in the National Archives in Washington believe it was filed, packed in a box, stored at the archives and not seen for 147 years.

The doctor, who sat 40 feet from Lincoln at Ford's Theatre that night in April 1865, saw John Wilkes Booth jump to the stage, brandishing a dagger, and heard the cry that the 'President has been murdered' before pushing his way through the crowd.

Thinking Lincoln had been stabbed, Dr Leale ordered men to cut off the president's coat.

'I commenced to examine his head (as no wound near the shoulder was found) and soon passed my fingers over a large firm clot of blood situated about one inch below the superior curved line of the occipital bone,' Dr Leale reported.

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KEYWORDS: abrahamlincoln; assasination; godsgravesglyphs; history; leale; nationalarchives; ourgreatestpresident; thecivilwar
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Abraham Lincoln assassination: Dr Charles Leale's long-lost medical report details his treatment after president was shot at Ford Theatre | Mail Online

1 posted on 06/05/2012 9:07:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks smokingfrog. Not pinging, just adding.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 9:12:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: smokingfrog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk

Here’s a video of the last living witness to the assassination, appearing on TV in the 1950’s.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:16 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (God-issued, not govt-issued.)
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To: smokingfrog

There was one man at the bedside of three out of four assassinated Presidents. For extra credit, who was that man?


4 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:29 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Abraham Lincoln’s son. Can’t think of his name at the moment and not taking time to look it up.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 9:17:33 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: gorush

Robert Lincoln?


6 posted on 06/05/2012 9:18:37 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: taterjay

OK, you get half credit then. :{) (Robert Todd Lincoln)


7 posted on 06/05/2012 9:19:24 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

I was thinking Robert or Tad. Could I get 3/4 credit? Robert Todd Lincoln has a very interesting life story. Good history to read.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 9:25:56 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: taterjay; gorush
Robert Todd Lincoln
9 posted on 06/05/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?


10 posted on 06/05/2012 9:36:31 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: smokingfrog

Once again, I read an article that clearly should be published in an American media but which, with increasing frequency, is made available through a British source and more often than not, by the Daily Mail.

Thanks for posting this. Most would not know this otherwise.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 9:56:32 PM PDT by miele man
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To: smokingfrog

Huh, he thought Lincoln had been stabbed. Nobody clued him in about the gun.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 10:58:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: smokingfrog

How come Lincoln has no descendants? His grandson died in 1971. Why no kids after that?


13 posted on 06/06/2012 12:24:09 AM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: gorush

Robert Todd Lincoln, master assassin


14 posted on 06/06/2012 12:56:02 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Lady Lucky

Gee, Gary tried to kill the poor guy with a carton of Winston’s.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 1:37:30 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: smokingfrog

He sat 40 feet away from the president quietly watching a play and didn’t hear the gunshot? okay........


16 posted on 06/06/2012 2:43:47 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

He sat 40 feet away from the president quietly watching a play and didn’t hear the gunshot? okay.......

Take off your tinfoil hat. It was a Derringer pistol. Close up and personal weapon. Small with a powder charge of not more than 25 grains. Doesn't make a large flash/bang.

17 posted on 06/06/2012 3:00:17 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: smokingfrog
I have a handwritten four page letter by Dr. Charles Leale to Mr. John Littlefield’s, Lincoln's secretary,describing in detail the president's last hours.
18 posted on 10/08/2013 6:49:31 PM PDT by StamGallery (Letter of Abraham Lincoln's last hours described by dr. Leale)
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To: smokingfrog

You mean it didn’t happen this way?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWOrtgiG7EI


19 posted on 10/08/2013 7:02:01 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: StamGallery

No kidding? Has it been published anywhere?

Is there anything in it that is not included here?
http://archive.org/details/lasthours00lealrich

If not, could you photograph or scan it and upload to archive.org or something?


20 posted on 10/08/2013 7:41:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Not quite!


21 posted on 10/08/2013 8:04:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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