PHYSICIANS WHO ATTENDED PRESIDENT McKINLEY DECLARE THAT THERE WAS NO DISAGREEMENT CONCERNING THE CASE.Buffalo, Sept. 17. -- The following statement was given out to-night by the physicians who attended President McKinley during his last illness:The undersigned surgeons and physicians who were in attendance on the late President McKinley have had their attention called to certain sensational statements recently published indicating dissensions and recriminations among them.
We desire to say to the press and public, once for all, that every such publication and all alleged interviews with any of us containing criticism of one another or of any of our associates are false.
We say again that there was never a serious disagreement among the professional attendants as to any of the symptoms or as to the treatment of the case or as to the bulletins which were issued. A very unusual harmony of opinion and action prevailed all through the case.
The unfortunate result could not have been foreseen before the unfavorable symptoms declared themselves late on the sixth day and could not have been prevented by any human agency.
Pending the completion and publication of the official reports of the post-mortem examiners and attending staff we shall refuse to make any further statements for publication, and alleged interviews with any of us may be known to be fictitious.
Matthew D. Mann.
Charles G. Stockton.
a p. xii b p.77
a pp.51-70 b pp.71-82Comment: Dr. Rixey was the White House physician for both William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.