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March 7, 1925


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Mackay, Idaho

JAMA. 1925;84(10):749-750. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26620360002011c

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This case has two chief points of interest: (1) the immediate survival and recovery from an extensive injury to the brain, and (2) its history for the subsequent two or three years.

REPORT OF CASE  In July, 1921, I attended a child just past 4 years of age, who had been found under the front feet of a horse at the head of a dark stall in a barn, where he had been playing. He was carried into the house unconscious. The left side of the head was greatly swollen. The mother tried to revive him by applying cold applications, and friction to the extremities; these measures being without result, he was taken in an automobile over a rough road 40 miles to the nearest town. I saw him about eight hours after he was found.The boy was of slight but wiry build, and deeply comatose. Respiration was slow,

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