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JAMA 100 Years Ago
August 1, 2007

GUNSHOT WOUNDS INFECTED WITH THE BACILLUS OF MALIGNANT EDEMA.

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

JAMA. 2007;298(5):574. doi:10.1001/jama.298.5.574

REPORT OF TWO CASES; OPERATION; RECOVERY OF ONE.

G. H. R. GOSMAN, M.D. AND A. W. WILLIAMS, M.D.

Captains and Assistant Surgeons, U. S. Army.CAMP DOWNES, LEYTE, P. I.

CASE 1.—Patient.—Private Hilatio Sajes, Philippine constabulary, a native of the Island of Leyte.

History.—The patient was brought into Camp Downes to the Military Hospital on the night of Jan. 8, 1907, suffering from gunshot wounds caused by slugs projected from a native cannon (a lantaka1). The injuries had been sustained two days before admission to the hospital as the result of an encounter with pulajanes.

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