We all know how the most famous people in history lived. But we don’t really focus on how they died. This book is dedicated to the gruesome deaths of historical figures. From anemia caused by radiation, to having a poisoned pin the cause of death.
One of the stories I liked was about James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. This person died not because of the bullet that was inside his body, but died because many people had tried to take it out without proper hygienic procedures. Many doctors were putting their hands inside the bullet hole to try to remove it. They stated as a fact that the bullet didn’t hit any vital organs, and had the bullet been left alone, more than likely he would’ve survived.
Gloves and antiseptic soap could’ve prevented him from dying. A fact that I thought was funny was that gloves were made for surgeries not to protect the patient, but for a nurse with skin allergies.
This book was artistically put together. It gives great, gory details of the deaths of the famous. For those who get a chance to read the
book, it is a must-read!