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February 10, 1906

TETANUS FROM BLANK CARTRIDGE WOUND IN A BOY'S RIGHT HAND.

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STOUGHTON, WIS.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(6):432-433. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510330038003a
Abstract

History of the Case.  —E. A., aged 12, was shot in the palm of the right hand by a blank cartridge June 26, 1905, and came at once to my office. I found a small wound in the palm of the right hand between the second and third metacarpal bones. The immediate area about the wound, was infiltrated with a 2 per cent. cocain solution, a free opening made in the skin, the interior thoroughly curetted, washed out freely, and saturated with tincture of iodin compound. A gauze drain was introduced and a light gauze dressing applied.June 27: Wound dressed and drain saturated with iodoform introduced.June 28: Some tumefaction on back of hand. Patient put under chloroform and a free counter opening made on back of hand and an attempt made to follow up and to clean out more thoroughly the track of injury made by the cartridge.

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