Within the confines of the attached PDF file you'll read a good deal of information on the matter concerning the physical damage that was wrought in the wake of the most famous head shot in ballistic history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln - as well as the various life-prolonging measures that were implemented by the 23 year-old doctor who was first on the scene.
"If Lincoln had survived his wound he would not have been the man whose picture is now alive in the minds and hearts of the American nation. Meningitis and brain abscesses would have threatened him; a form of convulsive seizures known as Jacksonian epilepsy or other forms of organic nervous disturbance might have been his lot. Most likely he would have been paralyzed, partially or on both sides; moreover, he would have been totally blind. Worst of all, he would have been a man without an active brain, a mere hulk, a sorry semblance of his former brilliant self."
Historian Henry Steele Commager ranked Lincoln at number 11 insofar as his impact on the cultural mindset of the United States...
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