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||Materials, which are photocopies, concerning President Garfield's medical care include a letter from Bliss's wife detailing the doctor's treatment of the President's wounds; scrapbook of newspaper clippings describing Garfield's progress, diagnoses offered by Bliss's staff, and criticisms of the physicians' handling of the case; and a report that defends the selection of Bliss as chief physician. Other materials deal with missionary activities, including the proceedings of the 1835 Baptist general convention, which contain reports describing missionary work among the Native Americans east and west of the Mississippi, and in France, Germany, Africa, Burma, Siam, and China; Commission on Africa report calling for an end to the slave trade; reports from Asia that reflect opposition to the spread of Christianity; literature that outlines the history of missionary activity in Tengchow, China; and a pamphlet that contains an itemized list of expenses from 1938 for mission work in Japan.
|Access restriction||No access restrictions.|
||D. Willard Bliss Papers (#307), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
|Reproduction note||Photocopy. Greenville, N.C. : East Carolina University, 1976.|
||Joyner- Loaned by Reverend E. Gordon Conklin.
|Biographical note||Dr. D. Willard Bliss (b. 1825), a prominent Washington, D.C., physician and surgeon, was in charge of treating President James A. Garfield after he was shot, July 2, 1881, until his death September 19, 1881.|