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April 10, 1915


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Janesville, Wis.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(15):1238-1239. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570410036018

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Mrs. B. C., aged 28, farmer's wife, of German parentage, mother of two children, one of whom is living, was in a milk house, Sept. 1, 1914, where a milk separator operated by a gasoline engine was running, when a set screw in a shaft caught in her hair and tore off her entire scalp. The line of cleavage was the hair line on the back of the neck, forward close to the left ear and down the left cheek, leaving a flap 3 inches wide hanging over the left side of the face, thence over the supra-orbital ridge, taking the entire eyebrow, and extending down to the tip of the nose, taking the skin from the top of the nose. The right ear was torn off and hanging. The right eyebrow was still attached by a small pedicle which was replaced, but sloughed, except for a small bit near

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