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.
NOER J. TETANUS FROM BLANK CARTRIDGE WOUND IN A BOY'S RIGHT HAND. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(6):432–433. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510330038003a
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