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As more police came to officer Colonel Side to help drag thirty nine year old Charles Goto away a mob formed at the Baltimore Ultimo and Potomac railroad station. The crowd chanted Lynch Him Lynch Him Charles had self-satisfied look on his face in his mind he'd carried out the mission God had laid out for him and as the officers dragged him out of the train station and into a police carriage Charles shouted I am a stalwart and Chester Arthur is now president except President James Garfield was still alive lying on the dirt covered unhygienic floor of the train station. He fought to stay conscious his teenage sons Harry and Jim. I'm back the crowd forming around them. Garfield whispered for water when he received a glass he struggled a sip-it vomiting as he he drank the first bullet had sliced cleanly through James's right arm however the second bullet had entered his back and lodged itself there. Dr Smith Townsend arrived within minutes of the shooting Garfield was barely conscious but able to speak townsend quickly made a concoction of Brandy and smelling salts that jolted his patient awake what happened next would prove move costly townsend took his unsterilized fingers which had touched the disgusting train station floor and inserted them directly flee into the wound and Garfield back he wasn't able to locate the bullet so the only purpose it served was to introduce of veritable Cesspool into the injury to examine him more thoroughly. Townsend decided they needed to get Garfield off the floor and away from the crowds. They hoisted the president onto a makeshift mattress and brought him to a private room during that time Townsend was joined by Dr Charles Purvis the chief surgeon at the Friedman's hospital the thirty nine year old would go down in history as the first black doctor to examine a US president immediately upon arrival he ordered that hot water bottles and blankets be wrapped around Garfield torso and legs to stimulate relate his fading pulse and counteract his clammy skin as the two doctors looked over Garfield the secretary of war Robert Todd Lincoln in had nightmarish flashbacks to when his father Abraham Lincoln was shot. He ordered for someone to find Doctor Willard Bliss Bliss Bliss was considered the premier experts in ballistics wounds after his experience as a surgeon during the civil war bliss arrived fifteen minutes later and and assumed control of Garfield Care like Townsend. He completely ignored sanitizing his hands before he started digging through Garfield wound wound antiseptic. This was a new concept in medicine that most American doctors were dubious about even worse than Townsend Bliss also also didn't sanitize the probes he used to search for the bullets nor did he give Garfield any kind of pain relieving tonic. His suffering was unbearable while bliss poked and prodded so much so that purpose demanded that bliss stop an audacious move for a black doctor to make against a white doctor but bliss ignored purposes protests meanwhile secretary of State James Blaine was met by other other cabinet members still in Shock Blaine realized that he recognized the shooter when pressed about where he'd seen him before he recalled all that Charles had pestered the State Department for Console ship job in Paris. It was impossible for it to be the same man blamed thought as the chaos at the train station raged on shooter Charles Guitar was on his way to the police station. He told officer colonel that he had a letter for Famed Union General William Tecumseh Sherman that needed to be delivered. Carney said he would handle it at police. Lee's headquarters. Charles pockets were emptied in all the excitement at the train station. No one had bothered to take away his pistol it. It wasn't until now that they've finally took the weapon into their possession. Word traveled fast about the assassination attempts mobs formed demanding Charles Charles B lynched the police decided to transport Charles to a more secure location district jail on the carriage ride over Charles believed that he was only in police custody for his own safety in no time at all General Sherman would free him from jail and the newly unstated President Chester Arthur would reward him with the Paris console ship for putting him in power for now he just sit and wait in his jail jail cell a sense of relief washed over him for successfully carrying out his divine mission. He was about to be famous for saving saving the country. Meanwhile back at Baltimore and Potomac Garfield asked to go back to the White House while it wasn't wasn't the most glamorous of places at that time it was infested with rodents broken floorboards and leaky pipes it was still cleaner than the train in station and it was away from the crowds eight men carried Garfield down the steps and into a horse drawn ambulance the mob that surrounded the the train station immediately quieted upon seeing the president's relieved that he was still alive. They finally arrived at the White House around eleven. Am about about an hour and a half after the shooting. Garfield was situated in a private room. A dozen doctors attended him overseen by Willard Bliss He repeatedly injected Garfield with morphine to ease the pain. The medicine caused Garfield become nauseous throughout the day despite fight the intense pain and repeated episodes of vomiting his spirits were actually rather high he joked with the doctors and asked about his wife the Krisha Krisha who was on her way home from New Jersey when she finally arrived at night at seven PM. The two spoke privately for less than twenty minutes. The conversation Asian gave Lucretia a sense of hope. The doctors however believed that Garfield wouldn't survive the night after a more thorough examination at the White House. The doctors concluded that his liver was severely damaged throughout the night. Bliss released updates to to the public on the president's condition. The bulletins contradicted the truth claiming he was feeling better as bliss was controlling public perception. He was also consolidating his authority. After gaining the trust of both Garfield and Lucretia Bliss ordered the dismissal of all the other doctors Terry's outraged over the coup. Many of these doctors told the press that bliss was actually doing more harm than good he disputed the accusations accusations continuing to spin his own narrative eventually list called in to highly respected surgeons to examine garfield mostly mostly as a way to defuse the blame should garfield condition worsen. Both surgeons individually inspected the president the only conclusion they could come. I'm too was that the liver didn't look damage as was initially believed but the president was clearly in grave condition throughout the day. Eh Garfield temperature spiked to triple digits in response navy engineers created the first White House air conditioning unit by having fans blow over blocks of ice. Though it helped cool the room down it was terribly loud and made the room humid causing Garfield to feel feel even more discomfort. The next few weeks were a roller coaster for Garfield. His condition seemed to get better then suddenly worse and then back again poss began to expel from his wound which doctors incorrectly took a good sign after the pus came severe rigors and an even higher fever signs of blood poisoning Garfield was drenched in sweat and fatigued at one point he scratched on a chalkboard strangulated Pro Republica or tortured for the Republic on July twenty third eighteen eighty one three weeks after the shooting the truth about Garfield condition finally broke the one of the other doctors told reporters that the president's health had worsened so much through Blissett neglect that he was almost certainly dying even bliss by that time recognize the president's worsening condition he believed that he had done all he medically could an an asked for help from other fields one person to answer the call was inventor and scientist Alexander Graham Bell on July twenty sixth eighteen eighty one bell visited the ailing Pale president. He brought a crude metal detector that would hopefully locate the bullet using electromagnetic waves. The device unfortunately didn't work but bell was determined after a few days of tinkering with the device device he returned to the White House on August first and try it again. They removed all metal objects from around. Garfield bed to avoid any interference appearance. They placed the device on Garfield chests. Where Bliss suspected the bullet was bell listened and heard a faint pulsating noise voice bliss took the results as confirmation? He released a bulletin saying that the bullet was lodged in Garfield fields abdomen wall above the groin but bell had doubts the next day he returned to the White House and asked if every metal object object was clear from the bed he discovered that under Garfield. Hey mattress was another one made entirely of criss crossed metal wires it. It'd be a sense that the White House would have a newly invented box spring but tobel. It was a shocking revelation. That may have tainted the test. Perhaps the bullet wasn't his abdomen at all and they were looking in the wrong section of his body. Unfortunately Bell was called back to Boston before he could run another test and in his absence Garfield was once more left in bliss incompetent care.