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May 1, 1897

FIRST AID IN RAILWAY EMERGENCIES.

Author Affiliations

CAPTAIN IN THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY; HONORARY FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RAILWAY SURGEONS, COLUMBUS BARRACKS, OHIO.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(18):818-825. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440180004002
Abstract

Introduction.  —About 9 o'clock in the evening of the 11th of last August, during a blinding thunder-storm, an express train dashed into a small freight train a short distance outside of the passenger station at Columbus. W. N. S., the fireman of the passenger engine, an unusually vigorous man of 38 years of age, was hurled violently down from the cab to the Scioto River, twenty feet below. So tremendous was the force of his ejection from the engine cab that his body was completely torn from his right foot which had been caught in the wreck, leaving a horribly lacerated stump midway between the ankle and the knee, while the soft parts above the latter joint were also severely injured, rupturing the anastomotica magna and giving rise to a considerable hematoma in the thigh. Throughout the accident, this man retained entire self-possession and when found some time after the

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