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April 10, 1920

REPAIR OF CRANIAL DEFECT BY NEW METHODREPORT OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL CASE

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Springfield, Ill.

JAMA. 1920;74(15):1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.26210150001013
Abstract

History.  —J. W. W., boy, aged 4 years and 5 months, residing near Bates, Ill., accompanied his grandfather, about 2 p. m., Nov. 18, 1919, to the barn lot where there were several horses. When the grandfather opened a gate, one of the horses ran out, and in passing kicked the child forcibly over the left eye. He was immediately taken to the house, where the head was washed off.Dr. J. C. McMillan of New Berlin, Ill., was called. Recognizing the serious character of the injury, he applied a sterile gauze dressing and took the child at once to the Springfield Hospital, where he arrived about 4:30 p. m. There was immediate consultation.

Examination.  —There was a lozenge shaped compound fracture; the fissure in the bone was about 3 inches long, and 1 inch broad, running down at each end to a point. It began near the outer border

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