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June 15, 1889

FOUR CASES OF GUNSHOT WOUND OF THE ABDOMEN TREATED BY LAPAROTOMY, WITH REMARKS.Read before the Kentucky State Medical Society, May 9, 1889.

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OF LEXINGTON, KY.

JAMA. 1889;XII(24):833-838. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401010005001a

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Abstract

Case 1.—On July 28th last, about midday, I was requested to see a man at St. Joseph's Hospital, who was reported to be shot in the abdomen. Finding him in the ward, we obtained the following history, principally given by others, though he himself was conscious and would answer questions.

M. K., white, aged 31 years, strong and muscular, had that morning, at Payne's Depot, a station eight miles from Lexington, been shot. He was brought to Lexington on the train, and from the depot to the hospital in a wagon. He had vomited frequently, and had suffered continuous and intense abdominal pain; so great at times that morphine was given hypodermically. Thirst was intense, and considerable water was drunk, with the effect, usually, of causing him to vomit, and so great was the collapse at times that during the rough journey stimulants were given.

He was shot with a

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