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December 5, 1903

TRIPLE MAJOR AMPUTATION WITHOUT LIGATION OF THE BLOOD VESSELS.

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SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1412. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490420030003b

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Abstract

The following unusual case has proved interesting to the local profession and may therefore be of general interest:

M. B., aged 8, was run over by the steam cars, Sept. 16, 1903. He was taken to the Mitchell Thomas (City) Hospital, where Dr. F. P. Anzinger and I examined him. The right hand was crushed and the arm was hanging by the skin three inches above the wrist; the right foot was crushed to the ankle; the left foot was hanging by shreds three inches above the ankle. There was also a laceration of the scalp as well as a number of contusions on the back and thighs. There was no evidence of any considerable loss of blood and the boy suffered comparatively little from shock. Dr. Anzinger amputated the right leg while I removed the left. To secure sufficient flaps it was necessary to reamputate each limb far enough

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