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Smith Townshend , the district health officer who first treated Garfield. Townshend left Garfield lying on the germ-plagued depot floor and inserted his bare, unwashed finger into the wound. That decision was almost certainly more damaging than the bullet itself. Millard, citing subsequent research and analysis, makes a convincing case that had the president not been treated at all for the gunshot wounds, he would have survived the shooting.

In one of many intriguing subplots, Robert Todd Lincoln was with Garfield during the attack. Seeking to prevent another deathbed vigil, Lincoln summoned Dr.

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It proved to be a fatal mistake. For Bliss, Garfield offered a chance at not just glory, but redemption. Bliss embodied the ethos of American medicine at the time. As Garfield lingered for months amid torpid temperatures in the White House, Bliss and the rest of the medical team put the president through agonizing treatment, including frequent, painful probes in search of the bullet. Here, too, Bliss and his team misdiagnosed by a wide margin. Guiteau narrowly avoided lynching in the wake of the shooting, but his delusions were hard to dispel. He believed the vice president, Chester Arthur , as well as William Sherman , the famed Civil War general, would free him and offer their thanks.

Bliss embodied his name by embracing ignorance and arrogance alike. Isolated in the White House and with any hope of recovery fading, Garfield demanded to be taken to New Jersey to see the ocean one last time before his death. He died there on Sept. He declined, calling it an insult, and died seven years later, his reputation in tatters. Guiteau was hanged in McKinley died eight days after being shot. Join the Monitor's book discussion on Facebook and Twitter. Already a subscriber?

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The Book of Madness and Cures

This auction lasted for forty-two consecutive days excluding Sundays as a trio of collectors vied for choice selections and one unique book, a Valdarfer Boccacio , wanted even by the Emperor Napoleon himself. Silence filled the room as each of the collectors upped the price in an aristocratic bidding war. As was his strategy throughout the contest, Blandford raised it an additional ten pounds which put the contest to an end.

This would be the highest price ever paid for a book until J. Dibdin's work in the early part of the nineteenth century was followed by Holbrook Jackson 's The Anatomy of Bibliomania in the early part of the twentieth century where Bibliomania continued as an obsession for wealthy collectors. Character of Orlando.


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Some Account of Book Collectors in England. There's just one multicolor curse that tells you to flip a spell. Scott C. I think it's fairly straightforward and uncontroversial that you pay the cost for an action before executing the action, as you say. However, the element of timing still remains -- do you discard cards paid before resolving the action, or do you "set them aside", as it were, resolve the action, and then send the cards used to pay for the action to the discard?

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This matters for effects that affect cards in the discard pile, as well as for effects that prompt a draw when you have no cards in your draw deck. If I have, for instance, the Frost Mirror the level 1 water spell that places 1 card from my discard into my support , can I spend a 3-water card to place that 3-water card plus two others into support?