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January 23, 1904

A CASE OF PERFORATING WOUND OF BOTH CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES.

Author Affiliations

TOPEKA, KAN.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(4):221-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490490006002a
Abstract

Last November, while attending a meeting of our county medical society I was summoned, in company with Drs. McClintock and Bowen, to a hotel near by in which a guest of the house was said to have attempted suicide. We found a young man about 19 years of age writhing on the floor with a bloody wound on the right temple, the result of a revolver shot fired about five minutes previously.

The hemorrhage was not great, but to prevent its becoming greater we tried to keep the patient quiet till an ambulance should arrive. In this we were not entirely successful, for he succeeded in getting up. He seemed very reticent on being questioned, although he talked enough to show mental coherence. We discovered that he had on only one cuff, whereon the patient informed us distinctly that the missing cuff was in his overcoat pocket, where it was

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