090 Margaret Bacon. 150r. 6 days. Complete documented death from
a stroke related to her anesthesia for a bone marrow
operation. Excellent additional documentation from medical
records as to her relatively good condition near time of
radiation (and her desire not to have radical intervention for
It would be nice to have someone familiar with her last
weeks to discuss them, but we do not have such a person.
Three of her family, however, have gone on record about their
anger at discovering the way she died, which they had never
known, they say. Their written testimonies for the April
hearing should be available.
Doctors would like, I expect, to erase the sentence on
page 37 of Ninth Report to DOD that refers to Bacon's death as
an "anesthesia-related death." This fact was not recorded in
her Patient History, and her death was described in other ways
in subsequent writings of Saenger and the team.
Her full medical records, however, make everything more