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I am induced to present this case to you this evening both because of the rarity of such cases, and because it affords a very good example of the recovery of the human body from terrible injury. I will at the same time show you the specimen, which displays the disease in situ, and the amount of affection there was present.
Before doing this operation I, unfortunately, had not inquired very carefully into the subject; had not read much about it, and hence did not know much of the history of the operation, nor the circumstances under which it was adopted. But I have since been enabled to collect a little history of this operation, and will read what I have collected, mainly an abstract from a paper read before a society in Berlin by Professor Adel- mann. These cases come to the attention of the surgeon under three circumstances:
PARKES CT. A PRECISE METHOD OF EXCISION OF CLAVICLE, SCAPULA AND HUMERUS. Read before the Chicago Medical Society, fanuary 21, 1889. JAMA. 1889;XII(9):295–298. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400860007001b
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