FAMOUS PHYSICIAN WHO VAINLY BATTLED THE THROAT CANCER THAT EVENTUALLY LED TO THE DEATH OF ULYSSES S. GRANT
GEORGE FREDERICK SHRADY SR. (1830-1907) SIGNED QUOTE, “Geo. F. Shrady”, on a card 4.5 x 3, May 5, 1905, N.Y., by the American physician and surgeon in New York City who through his attendance on U. S. Grant during his last illness that he first sprang into national fame. After President Garfield had been shot, Dr. Shrady was called into consultation as a consulting surgical pathologist. He also took part in the autopsy of the assassin Charles Guiteau. And, in 1890, when William Francis Kemmler was electrocuted, the first murderer to receive capital punishment by this method, Dr. Shrady was one of the medical experts appointed to witness the execution. His observations led him to condemn electrocution unqualifiedly. He was visiting surgeon and consulting surgeon at numerous hospitals all over New York City. He founded the Medical Record and remained it editor-in-chief for 39 years. His handwritten quote, in full: “Contentment consists not so much in what you have as how you feel.” In fine condition, with minor age toning.