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August 1911

FRACTURE OF CERVICAL VERTEBRÆ, RESULTING IN HYPOTONIA AND HYPOTHERMIA

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1911;VIII(2):150-152. doi:10.1001/archinte.1911.00060080030003
Abstract

The Injury.  —On the evening of Jan. 28, 1911, a man was seen to fall from a subway station platform to the tracks, about 4 feet below, on his back. He was lifted to a seat on the platform and a policeman who was notified called an ambulance. On the arrival of the ambulance surgeon, about fifteen minutes later, the man was found to be confused, and to be weak but not powerless in his legs. The knee-jerks were present and his arms and trunk showed ample strength. He could not walk and there was a smell of liquor on his breath, so he was taken to the police station, charged with intoxication.The next morning the officer in charge found the man unable to stand, though less confused and able to give a fair account of himself. The ambulance surgeon was called again and found the reflexes at the

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