Report of first doctor reports about Lincoln's Assassination Found
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Report of first doctor reports about Lincoln's Assassination Found

Washington : DC : USA | Jun 07, 2012 at 12:11 PM PDT
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The National Archives of the United States found the first report of the first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after the assassination attempt on him in Ford's Theatre in April 1865 , Washington . A.P reports

Dr Charles Leale 23-year-old after only six weeks in medical practice wrote 21-page report, just hours after Lincoln death

The military surgeon ,who was present in Ford's Theatre and sat 40 feet from Lincoln saw John Wilkes Booth the killer jumped on stage with a knife in his hand. At first he thought Lincoln had been stabbed However, during the inspection, he discovered a gunshot wound to the head.

"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," Leale reported. "The coagula I easily removed and passed the little finger of my left hand through the perfectly smooth opening made by the ball."

Dr. Charles leal has never mention about his report of the president death until 1909, when he was instructed to give a speech at a ceremony on the occasion by passing centenary on Abraham Lincoln birth .

The historians who discovered the report believe the document has untouched for 147 years “it’s the first draft” of the tragedy, said Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

According Wikipedia. Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky, the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865,Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer,Lincoln's first romantic interest was Ann Rutledge, whom he met when he first moved to New Salem; by 1835, they were in a relationship but not formally engaged. She died on August 25, most likely of typhoid fever. afterthat Lincoln married Mary Todd,and have children from her

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