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To the Editor of the Journal:
—The following case may prove somewhat interesting to the readers of The Journal.William L. D., aged 17 years, while swimming on July 2, 1885, cut a deep gash in his right foot on some sharp object in the water. The wound was about the centre of the plantar surface of the foot, from side to side, and about an inch and a half from the base of the toes. There was considerable hæmorrhage, which was arrested by a companion. The wound was completely healed in two weeks, and no physician had seen the case. About this time a small swelling appeared on the top of the foot, causing great sensitiveness, on account of which the top of the shoe had to be cut away. This was the only inconvenience that the patient suffered, except that when he had been on his
Allaben JE. PASSAGE OF A LARGE PIECE OF GLASS THROUGH THE FOOT, AFTER FIVE MONTHS. JAMA. 1886;VI(1):26–27. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010034011
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