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August 9, 1924

PREGNANCY AND LABOR COMPLICATED BY DISEASES AND INJURIES OF THE SPINAL CORD

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BOSTON
From the Obstetrical and Pathological services, Boston City Hospital.

JAMA. 1924;83(6):416-418. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060020006
Abstract

On the evening of Oct. 7, 1923, there was admitted to the Cambridge City Hospital, Cambridge, Mass., a woman, aged 21, who had been shot by her husband a short while before. Three bullets had entered her body; one, about 1 inch below the right clavicle at a point midway between the acromion process and the sternum; another, 2 inches below the right shoulder joint in the anterior axillary line; and still another, at about the seventh dorsal vertebra in back and about 1 inch to the left of the median line. The patient was at the time about six and one-half months pregnant. She had given birth to two other children, both deliveries being normal; the older child aged 2 years, and the younger aged 1 year.

The patient was well developed and nourished, conscious and rational, apparently in pain, and bleeding from wounds in the right shoulder and

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