April 4, 1896


Author Affiliations

SURGEON, N. Y., O. & W. RY., UTICA, N. Y.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(14):659-660. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430660011003b

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I have to beg the indulgence of the Academy for bringing up in a very new and crude way a history of a case which has always been extremely interesting to me, and I will explain how it is that I am unable to give more complete data of the case. It is a case of fracture of the skull which occurred during my service at the State Emigrant Hospital, New York, when that institution was located upon Ward's Island and under the government of the New York commissioners of immigration. Some three or four years following my service the department was taken out of the hands of the New York State commissioners of immigration and put into the hands of a single-headed commission which was under the general government, and the hospital was removed from Ward's Island to Ellis Island in the harbor so that my data in regard

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