A researcher has finally found an elusive report by the first doctor who came to Abe Lincoln’s aid after he was shot.Dr. Charles Leale’s 21-page report was not known of until its recent discovery in the National Archives, Daniel Stowell, Director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, told Business Insider.
It was finally uncovered by a researcher from the Abraham Lincoln Project, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
The organisation deals with finding any papers that were written by or about the president.
Leale’s report dates back to the 1865 incident at Ford’s theatre and contains descriptive details of the examination.
According to AP, interesting tidbits such as the doctor’s request that “brandy and water be brought to the president immediately,” were found in the papers.
The doctor’s full report can be found here.
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