National Affairs 1923: The Presidency

The End

At the westernmost edge of the country, having completed something more than half of his great tour of the nation and having served something more than half of his term of office, President Harding died.

The ptomaine poisoning, which had compelled him suddenly to abandon his tour, was followed by a slight attack of pneumonia. For a day or two it did not seem as if he were throwing off the poison. Then gradual improvement followed. His temperature abated, his pulse approached normal. The bulletins of physicians in attendance had at first...

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