Physician of Assassinated President William McKinley Quotes McKinley's Last Words

November 25, 1901

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Physician of Assassinated President William McKinley Quotes McKinley's Last Words
Autograph Note Signed
1 page | SMC 1182

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      Dying as he had lived, William McKinley’s last words were those of the beau ideal of a Christian gentleman. “Goodbye, good-bye to all,” he said weakly, “It is God’s way. His will be done – not ours.” Dr. Mann, who attended at his bedside, here quotes the President, adding, “Truly an ideally beautiful expression with which to end one's life.”

      Dr. Mann was the surgeon who operated on McKinley immediately after the shooting. An obstetrician and gynecologist, he had no experience treating gunshot wounds.


      [McKinley Assassination] Matthew D. Mann. Autograph Note Signed, 1 page, oblong octavo, no place, November 25, no year.
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