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The issue of May 19, 1901, of The Journal contains an interesting article by Professor Wyeth on "Bloodless Amputations at the Hip-Joint." The writer having had recently a case desires to report it as follows: C. H., aged 8, residing at Corning, Ohio, fell from a tree, a distance of 20 feet, sustaining a compound fracture of the upper third of the left femur. Oct. 27, 1900, three weeks after the accident, he was brought to St. Anthony's Hospital in a septic condition. Pulse was 140; temperature 104. The limb was much swollen and filled with pus. An incision was made on the outer aspect of the thigh and considerable pus liberated. The muscular structure was found to be disorganized, the bone comminuted, and the medullary canal filled with purulent matter. The bone was devoid of periosteum for more than five inches, and no evidence of bony union found.
GILLIAM EM. HIP-JOINT AMPUTATION BY MEANS OF THE WYETH PINS.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(2):113. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470280037003