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The report of the following two cases is given to show the result of the application of the latest method of diagnosis of perforating wounds of the intestines, as devised by Dr. N. Senn, of Milwaukee.
Case 1.—P. C., male, æt. 50 years, in good general health. Was shot at 2 P.M., July 4, by a man sitting about eight feet directly in front of him. The calibre of the ball could not be ascertained. A physician was summoned, who made an examination, and after introducing a probe several inches, he advised sending the patient to the Hospital. He was brought here sitting in a carriage with no dressing on the wound. Upon his entrance here, 7 P.M., the abdomen was disinfected, the wound sealed, and a hypodermic injection of [unk] vij of Magendie's solution given.
Examination.—Patient conscious, no marked pallor, hands cold. Pulse full and 96 a minute; temperature
HILLMANTEL JL. TWO CASES OF GUNSHOT-WOUND OF THE ABDOMEN IN WHICH THE HYDROGEN-GAS TEST WAS APPLIED.. JAMA. 1888;XI(3):83–85. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400550011001c