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February 26, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(9):232-235. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391340008001a

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On Wednesday, October 20, 1886, at 4:30 P.M., I was called to see Daisy I., who had been bitten by a dog. Some one who saw her afterwards said there were thirty-five punctures: one wound on the back of the neck, one in front of left ear, one above left clavicle, one on the left leg, and the others on forearms and hands. All the wounds were cauterized with a 25 per cent. solution of ni†ric acid except one on the left leg, where lunar caustic (fused nitrate of silver) was used, as the wound was superficial, merely a scratch, and one above left clavicle to which a 95 per cent, solution of carbolic acid was applied. Extreme pain caused by the nitric acid was the cause of the deviation from the rule in the case of the two wounds.

The wounds were seen by me ten minutes after they

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