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November 19, 1887

PISTOL-SHOT WOUND OF THE ABDOMEN; LAPAROTOMY AND SUTURE OF THE WOUNDED INTESTINES.Read before the Medical Society of Virginia, October 22, 1887,

JAMA. 1887;IX(21):649-651. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400200009001d

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Abstract

Ras Wimbish, a negro, aged 60 years, was twice shot by his employer, with whom he was engaged in an altercation, on September 4, 1887, about 8 P.M., with a Smith & Wesson revolver, 32 calibre, at a distance of six or eight feet. The shooting occurred on a farm in Mecklenburg county, about four miles from the town of Chase City. The wounded man, at the last discharge of the pistol, exclaimed that he was shot, ran to the stables, mounted a horse, and rode into town where his family lived, "to get a doctor to cut the balls out." Dr. C. W. Walker was called in, and found him falling into a state of profound shock, from which it was several hours before he began to rally. He was, after recovering from the shock, very restless, with an anxious countenance, much thirst, pulse quick and weak, and hiccoughed

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