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February 10, 1906

SUCCESSFUL SUTURE OF A PENETRATING WOUND OF THE HEART.

Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College; Surgeon to the Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr Hospitals. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(6):431-432. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510330037003
Abstract

Within the past three years I have made two contributions to thesubject of penetrating wounds of the heart, the last of which was read at a meeting of the College of Physicians in May,1 1904, and it is my intention to briefly relate the details of a case of successful suture of a stab wound of the right ventricle and to make a few comments on the symptoms and treatment. This patient is the second one on whom I have reported, the first having died on the operating table.2

Patient.  —A. C., aged 38, a well-developed, healthy, colored man, was admitted to the Bryn Mawr Hospital on July 30, 1905, at 12:20 a. m.

History.  —He had been stabbed with a "penknife" about one hour previous to his admission. Immediately after the stabbing he was able to walk a short distance, but then fell to the ground and

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