In order to place within easy reach of the statistician a case illustrating some important points in pathology and treatment, involving operative procedures of gravity and importance, I submit the following report of a case of axillary aneurism:
On the 20th day of last November, M. C., a robust man, accustomed to out-door life on the farm, called at my office for examination and advice. His age was 30 years. He possessed a good constitution and powerful muscular development. He gave the following history: Thirteen months before, he received a pistol wound, the ball entering the right shoulder in front, imbedded itself in the vicinity of the joint. The wound healed promptly, with but little constitutional disturbance. Several weeks after-ward he observed "a lump" in the axillary region, which increased in size from week to week. At the date indicated—20th of November last, thirteen months after receiving the pistol wound—the
McMURTRY LS. A CASE OF TRAUMATIC ANEURISM OF THE AXILLARY ARTERY; LIGATION OF THE SUBCLAVIAN; SUBSEQUENT INCISION OF THE SAC, FOLLOWED BY RECOVERY; WITH REMARKS.1. JAMA. 1885;V(2):38–40. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.04470010010003
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