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Bullet didn’t kill President Garfield - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

April 16, 2014

Medical Discovery News Bullet didn’t kill President Garfield

Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 12:15 am

On July 2, 1881, President James Garfield walked into the waiting room of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad terminal in Washington, D.C., with his two sons ready to start his summer vacation in New England.

But he had no idea what, or rather who had been waiting for him. Suddenly, shots were fired at point-blank range behind the president, hitting him in the back. The assassin, Charles J. Guiteau, was an escaped mental patient suffering from delusions.

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