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JAMA 100 Years Ago
August 15, 2012

SHOULD A BULLET BE REMOVED?

Author Affiliations
 

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2012;308(7):652. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.8959

To the Editor:— Please inform me why the physicians attending Colonel Roosevelt thought it advisable to leave the bullet undisturbed. In my opinion, since the bullet is a foreign body, which may travel and cause destructive changes, and since in this instance the bullet is so superficially located that it is easily accessible, I think that it would have been best to remove it.

M. A. BERNSTEIN, M.D., Kenosha, Wis.

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