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Judging from reports in the literature, one observer seldom has the opportunity to compare the effects, in different patients, of bullets in the middle ear. Three such cases are reported, and briefly compared, in this paper.
REPORT OF CASES
—A woman, aged 36, came to the Mayo Clinic because of obesity and discharging ears. When the patient was 16 years old and living in Italy, she became infatuated with a youth of 18 years. They decided to get married, but the parents of both objected strenuously. The young people, much disheartened, went into the woods, where they spent the day. Evening came, but home was an undesirable place, and the young woman did not deem it proper to remain in the woods all night with a young man to whom she was not married.After much consultation, they decided to shoot themselves, reasoning that the most vulnerable spot
Hempstead BE. BULLETS IN THE EAR: REPORT OF THREE CASES. JAMA. 1932;98(26):2281–2282. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27320520003007b
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