Case 1.—About noon on June 19, 1886, H. M., æt. 32, married, railroad conductor by occupation, was thrown from his train immediately in front of a flat car which was backing up at a rather high rate of speed, both wheels of the rear truck passing over patient's legs below the knee. I saw the injured man about forty minutes after the accident. He was suffering somewhat from shock, from which, however, he soon rallied under mild stimulation. He was placed in a large room on the first floor at his boarding house. A bed having a hard mattress was used, and all furniture removed from the room except a table and chairs. Preceding the anæsthetic I gave a hypodermic injection of ⅙ gr. morphia. Anæsthesia was then begun with pure chloroform (Squibb's). In fifteen minutes the patient was thoroughly under the influence of the anæsthetic. An examination of the
WESSINGER JA. SOME CASES OF COMPOUND FRACTURE; WITH REMARKS ON TREATMENT.. JAMA. 1887;IX(5):141–144. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400040013002b
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