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May 18, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(20):697-699. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400970013002

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SURGICAL CLINICS AT THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL BEFORE THE STUDENTS OF THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL COLLEGE.  BY PROFESSOR J. B. MURDOCH, SURGEON TO THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL AND PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL SURGERY IN THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL COLLEGE.[Reported by Will. N. Pringle, M.D., a member of the Graduating Class.]November 24, 1888.As we are now studying the subject of fractures I embrace every opportunity to illustrate the different fractures of the bones of the human body to you.

FRACTURE OF THE LEFT LEG AND RIGHT THIGH.  The man we show you now is a railroad employé; yesterday while standing on a carload of gravel that was being pushed ahead of the engine, he suddenly became aware that the car was off the track; he signaled the engineer and endeavored to get the train stopped, but before he could do so the car went over an embankment, throwing him

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