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March 14, 1885

FRENCH JUSTICE IN MALPRACTICE SUITS.

JAMA. 1885;IV(11):293. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860013004

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Abstract

The Paris correspondent of the British Medical Journal of February 7, states that an action was recently brought by an Officier de Santé against Prof. Trélat and M. Delens. M. Bouyer, the plaintiff, stated his case as follows: In the act of nailing down a box in May, 1883, he slightly injured his left index finger. He sent for M. Piogey, his neighbor, who was replaced by his nephew. MM. Trélat and Delens were called in by M. Piogey, and the plaintiff complains that a number of operations were performed on him; that he was conducted to a Maison de Santé and that M. Delens applied undiluted alcohol to his bleeding wound; that drainage tubes were used, and camphor dressings bandaged on. After six weeks of daily agony he left the Maison de Santé with a deformed hand. The plaintiff accused MM. Delens, Trélat and Piogey of having treated and

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