Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, July 26, 1881
You will see that from my position I was behind the President. The bedclothes were drawn on one side exposing the wounds and the body of the President as far as the thigh.
Dr. Bliss moved the exploring coil from the wounds down the back beside the spine. I was rather surprised at this for I understood that they expected to find the bullet lodged in the wall of the abdomen somewhere in front. That
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