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Other TitlesHistorical Clinicopathological Conference: Saving President Lincoln
DescriptionThe 2007 conference represents a departure from the themes of discussing the puzzling illness and/or mysterious death of an historical figure. Instead, the medical treatment of Abraham Lincoln after being shot by John Wilkes Booth is contrasted with present-day trauma care. Provided is a description of a report by Dr. Charles Leale, the first physician to attend the wounded president. In the accompanying PDF of the full text article, Dr. Scalea presents a detailed explanation of the course of treatment that would be provided in a modern trauma center. It is Dr. Scalea’s opinion that had Lincoln had access to such a facility he may well have survived the injury to his brain. An historical perspective authored by Steven Lee Carson as well as a comment by Dr. Philip A. Mackowiak appear at the end of the article.
The full text article pdf is not the final version that was published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences in 2009.
CitationScalea, T.M., Carson, S.L., & Mackowiak, P.A. (2009). Saving President Lincoln: An Update for Clinicians. American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 337(1), 47-55
SponsorsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System (U.S.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine. Medical Alumni Association
Kramer, Morton D., M.D.
KeywordLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care--methods
Wounds and Injuries--history
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/6848