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December 23, 1905

A CASE OF COMPOUND DISLOCATION, WITH FRACTURE OF THE LEFT ULNA.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(26):1954. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510260040003

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Abstract

After a careful search of the literature I have failed to find a case similar to the one described in this paper, and I am reporting this with the hope that it will be of benefit to other members of the profession.

Patient.  —On Dec. 29, 1903, C. H., aged 24, was admitted to the Emergency Hospital of this city.

History.  —While ascending a ladder in the afternoon of the same day he had fallen about fifteen feet to the ground below. With some building material in his hand he had ascended about two-thirds of the latter and, turning around, he lost his balance and fell to the ground below. He landed on the palm of his right hand, left wrist, knees and face. The injury to the right palm was of the lacerated variety, which required six sutures to close the wound, after which it was dressed with 10

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