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May 1927

FRACTURES OF THE SKULLCOMPLICATIONS AND CAUSES OF DEATH: A REVIEW OF 512 NECROPSIES AND OF 61 CASES STUDIED CLINICALLY

Author Affiliations

Assistant Medical Examiner, City of New York; Instructor in the Department of Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons NEW YORK

Arch Surg. 1927;14(5):1023-1092. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1927.01130170071005
Abstract

Part I. Complications Causing Death.

Description of the author's material.

Classification of the fractures of the skull.

Causes of death.

Deaths from cerebral concussion.

Deaths from exhaustion.

Deaths from terminal lobular pneumonia.

Deaths caused by cerebral compression, lacterations of the brain and subdural hemorrhage.

(a) Pathologic anatomy of injuries of the brain.

(b) Relation of brain laceration to fractures of the skull.

(c) Types of subdural hemorrhages and lacerations of the brain causing death by cerebral concussion.

(1) Subdural hemorrhages.

(2) Lacerations of brain.

(d) Condition of the brain in cerebral compression.

Deaths caused by cerebral compression and epidural hemorrhage.

Deaths caused by acute suppurative meningitis and other septic infections.

(a) Meningitis.

(b) Other septic infections.

Deaths caused by operative procedures or postoperative shock.

Deaths from epileptic convulsions.

Deaths caused by injuries elsewhere in the body.

Deaths due to natural causes unrelated to fractures of the skull.

Fractures of the

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