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7. Doctors Accidentally Killed James Garfield After He Had Been Shot

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The doctors working to save President Garfield’s life attempted to use a metal detector to locate the bullets. However, the instrument continued to pick up the bed springs, prompting the surgeons to cut in the wrong place. Garfield died from a punctured kidney and streptococcus, which were both caused by the doctors.