(Read before the Chicago Society of Ophthalmology and Otology.)
Mr. C. W., grocer, aged 45, consulted me Oct. I, 1883, for hoarseness and deafness. Three weeks prior he had fallen off a wagon and sustained severe injuries on the left side of head and face. The concussion almost deprived him of his senses; however remembers that persons hurried to his assistance and conveyed him home. Endeavors to communicate were futile, as his voice had sunken to a faint, hoarse whisper, rendering articulation inaudible. Simultaneously violent emesis set in and continued several hours, resisting all attempts to check it. Immediately upon the concussion he experienced a feeling expressed in his own vernacular "as if something had given way in his head," and he seemed to have lost all hearing power in his left ear. A sanguineous discharge, watery in consistency, set in from the same ear and continued oozing, drop by
BETTMAN J. FRACTURE OF BASE OF SKULL WITH COMPLICATION CATION OF VAGO-ACCESSORY NERVES. JAMA. 1884;III(20):538–541. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390690006001c
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