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A peon came into my office and said that a man was "very sick in his leg." He also said that the man "belonged" to the railroad, so I sent him for a hospital permit while I went to the house. I found a man, 23 years old, lying on the floor in the front part of a little store. There was a space of three or four feet between the front wall and the little counter, and in this space the man lay upon a piece of straw matting, spread on the earth floor. The sick leg was uncovered and I proceeded to examine it. This was no easy task, as it was so dirty I could see nothing and so tender that he would not let me touch it with my fingers. On comparison I could not see any difference between the two legs, so I gave him
GALLOWAY DH. EXPERIENCE OF AN AMERICAN PHYSICIAN IN MEXICO.OPERATING FOR SUPPURATIVE LYMPHANGITIS UNDER DIFFICULTY.—TAKING HIS OWN MEDICINE.—STRYCHNIA POISONING.. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(24):1235–1238. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431020017001i