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February 17, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(7):544. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020208015

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Associate Neurologic Surgeon, Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital

History.  —D. M., man, aged 74, born in Ireland, of small stature, weight 120 pounds, was brought to the Polyclinic Hospital in the evening of Jan. 16, 1916. He was perfectly conscious, and gave his history frankly without showing any great excitement or any evidences whatever of shock. He said that two men entered his small basement store and at the point of a revolver demanded money. He gave them what he had, and in leaving, one of them fired at him, striking him in the face just below the left eye. Almost immediately he lost the sight of the left eye.

Examination.  —Just below the left eye was a small ragged wound, the size of a bullet, from which blood was freely oozing. There was also considerable hemorrhage from the left nostril. This was controlled by packing the nose with gauze,

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