"Welcome to hidden history. Every Tuesday and Thursday percent a little known slice of history perhaps perhaps a mirror moment time or one that shook the world. I'm your host Ken Chrome Today. The Doctors Killed Precedent Garfield July second. Eighteen eighty one. James a Garfield arrived at the Baltimore Potomac train station for much-needed holiday just four months had passed awesome former union. General in Ohio Congressman had been sworn in summation twentieth president as Garfield Carriage pulled up outside Baltimore. Potomac Tomac Charles Gutierrez past the waiting room inside and walked out into the lobby ready to fulfil what he believed was a mission in from God at around nine Twenty Garfield entered the station alongside Secretary Blaine. who had offered to escort him to his train? As a man strode waiting room Kucha snuck up behind them. A Druze pistol. He fired two shots at the president from point blank range. The first bullet only grazed racecar feels right arm but the second shot struck Garfield in the lower back and knocked him to the floor. Garfield lay on the floor. The train station bleeding profusely from his back wound. Within minutes. Ten different doctors had arrived to examine him and try to locate the second bullet though. No no one knew it at the time. The slug admits the president's arteries in vital organs and embedded itself near his pancreas. This was definitely a survivable Ebel injury. But the army of well-meaning physicians only worsened. The damage. Baishi their unsterilized fingers and instruments to probe the wound owned introducing germs potential infection. Thomas Lister a big promoter of the danger of Germany was protesting to the doctors. There's about probing the wound with ungloved fingers but they would have none of it after an hour of excruciating prodding. The president was carried for the train station to the bedroom. The White House. His doctors feared he would not survive the night but the forty nine year. Old President had rallied in the first few days after the shooting yet yet. His condition worsened after his doctor. D Willard Bliss administered heavy doses of Quinine Morphine and alcohol which brought on bouts bounce of vomiting. That left the president weak and emaciated plus also conducted repeated medical probes in a futile attempt to locate a second bullet in August. Even enlisted the help of telephone inventor Alexander. Graham Bell who used a crude metal detector called an induction balance comes to search for the slug but the machine had worked perfectly in its test yet the screening fail due to interference from a metal spring below. The president's accidents bed to make matters worse bell was only permitted to search the right side of Garfield Body where bliss incorrectly believed. The bullet was slotched by September. Massive infection most likely caused by medical treatment had left Garfield with persistent fever and obsesses over his entire body. He was taken to cottage on the Jersey shore and hopes that the cool sea air would revive him but died on the night of September ninth. Eighteen eighty one. He had been president for just two hundred days. Doctors Skilled President Garfield was produced here at night. Owl Sounds Studio. B shortlist indicates myths and mysteries every Monday Wednesday and Friday and hidden history. Each Tuesday and Thursday. I'm kid crumb. Thanks for listening.."