by Joe Jarvis
The Daily Bell
President James Garfield was shot at a train station on July 2, 1881.
But it took 80 days for the best doctors in the country to complete his assassination.
These doctors decided that the most important thing was to remove the bullet. So they stuck their dirty unwashed finger into the wound, cut incisions, and poked and prodded.
By September, the doctors had extended the small bullet wound to a 20-inch long gash. It became a rotting, pus-ridden, extreme infection.
On September 19, 1881, in immense pain, Garfield died of sepsis.