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January 21, 1899

CASES IN HOSPITAL PRACTICE.LIGATION OF THE GASTRO-EPIPLOICA ARTERY—DISTURBANCES OF THE THYROID GLAND COMPLICATING FIBROID TUMORS OF THE UTERUS.

Author Affiliations

ATTENDING SURGEON, ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL; CONSULTING SURGEON, WABASH HOSPITAL; TREASURER STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY. SPRINGFIELD, ILL.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(3):110-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450300012001b

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Abstract

On Sunday, May 15, at 6 P. M., while engaged assisting Major Frank Anthony of the Sixth Regiment Illinois Vols., with some minor surgical work at St. John's Hospital, I was informed that a man had entered with a serious stab-wound of the abdomen. I found H. C., aged 35 years, well-built and fleshy, an attaché of a madame demi-mondaine. He had received his injury while engaged in an encounter with a desperate character in the ''tenderloin'' district. He was first taken to a saloon where he was seen by several physicians who had recognized the serious nature of his injury and had sent him to the hospital. I found a wound near the left semilunar line extending from about the level of the umbilicus upward two and onehalf inches. On removing the dressings, which had been temporarily placed over the aperture by the physicians first in attendance, the intestine

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