JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.
DR. J. N. WARREN, Sioux City, Iowa, gave the history and analysis of 144 cases of gunshot injury of the stomach. In operated cases the time elapsing from the time of injury and the operation shows that the earlier the operation is performed the more favorable is the result. In complicated cases the number of lesions found and viscera injured add to the gravity of the case. He referred to the results in cases that were not operated. He said the presence of food in the stomach, with the discharge of the same into the abdominal cavity, adds to the danger of general peritonitis, either with or without operation.
Gunshot Injuries of the Stomach.. JAMA. 2006;296(5):598. doi:10.1001/jama.296.5.598-a