http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/20/ar2007052000873.html if [color=#0c4790]ford's theatre had been in [color=#0c4790]baltimore, if the patient had been taken to the city's shock trauma center and if 1865 were 2007 . . . [color=#0c4790]abraham lincoln might have survived the gunshot wound to his head...."we probably see a dozen gunshot wounds to the head each year where people survive. he had a non-fatal injury by 2007 standards," said thomas m. scalea, a surgeon and the director of the shock trauma center....what is more extraordinary than what might have happened to lincoln if he were treated in the 21st century is what did happen to him in the middle of the 19th.lincoln received a version of cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is eerily similar to what is standard today. his medical care -- first in the theater, then at a boardinghouse across the street -- focused largely on brain decompression, one of the chief therapeutic goals in modern treatment of head trauma.