When John Booth made his lethal attack on Abraham Lincoln, Charles Leale was the first doctor on the scene. He had been watching the play along with the president, and when the call for a doctor was made Dr Leale was there immediately. As an experienced military surgeon he was able to immediately put his skills to work in an attempt to save the President’s life. This book, as the title suggests, describes the final hours of the President’s life from the moment he was shot to the moment when he breathed his last, told by the attending physician. FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of this moving account by Charles A. Leale MD.
A young Union Army Doctor, attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, is a witness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He is the first doctor to reach the President's side in an attempt to save his life. Dr. Charles Augustus Leale details every moment of the tragedy, from forcing open the door of the Presidential box, his words with Mrs. Lincoln, his decision to move the president from the theater, to the final moments of President Lincoln's life.