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October 13, 1883

Novel Mode of Bleeding.

JAMA. 1883;I(14):431. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390140023004

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—The latest mode of blood-letting is given in a late number of the British Medical Journal by Dr. Charles Coppinger, who relieved a serious cerebral congestion by introducing the aspirator needle into the external jugular vein and abstracting at first four ounces of blood, and half an hour later six ounces more. The patient was a fat and plethoric lady fifty years of age.

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