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July 8, 1905


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JAMA. 1905;XLV(2):106-107. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510020028004a

Although gun-shot wounds of the stomach are among the most serious which a physician or surgeon is called on to treat, modern surgery has done a great deal to place the treatment of these injuries of the stomach and of other abdominal viscera on a more scientific basis and to give more hope for recovery in a large class of these cases.

The tendency to pneumonia after the treatment of these injuries has been suggested by W. J. Mayo and is markedly demonstrated in this case.

History of Shooting.  —On Feb. 3, 1905, at 5:30 p. m., a family fracas occurred in which the senior member of a family was used for a target by his stepdaughter, who used a 22-caliber revolver, shooting twice from in front. One shot took effect over the costal cartilages of the ribs about two inches to the left of the median line, taking a

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