After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, what doctor treated John Wilkes Booth’s injuries?

After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, what doctor treated John Wilkes Booth’s injuries?
– Dr. Zhivago
– Dr. Herold
– Dr. Mudd
– Dr. Dre

Dr. Mudd




Answer: Dr. Samuel Mudd was the Maryland physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and mortally wounded President Abraham Lincoln. Booth and an accomplice fled on horseback to Dr. Mudd’s house where Mudd treated Booth, who had broken his left leg when he jumped down onto the stage of Ford’s Theater after shooting Lincoln. There, in addition to setting Booth’s leg, the doctor gave the two food, lodging and fresh horses, allowing them to evade federal authorities for 11 more days. Dr. Mudd was arrested and convicted of aiding and abetting the assassins and sentenced to life in prison. The phrase “your name is mud” became associated with the doctor. Former CBS newsman Roger Mudd is a distant relative to Dr. Samuel Mudd.




Samuel Alexander Mudd was an American physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Wikipedia
Born: 20 December 1833, Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: 10 January 1883, Waldorf, Maryland, United States
Full name: Samuel Alexander Mudd
Spouse: Frances Mudd (m. 1857–1883)
Children: Mary Eleanor Mudd, Thomas Dyer Mudd, MORE
Books: The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd: His Letters from Fort Jefferson, MORE



John Wilkes Booth was an American actor and assassin, who murdered President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Wikipedia
Born: 10 May 1838, Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Died: 26 April 1865, Port Royal, Virginia, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Cause of death: Gunshot wound
Buried: 1869, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Siblings: Edwin Booth, Asia Booth, Junius Brutus Booth Jr., MORE