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February 13, 1897

REPORT OF A CASE OF GUNSHOT WOUND OF THE CHEST.

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TECUMSEH, MICH.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(7):305-306. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440070019001f

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Abstract

In the evening between the hours of 8 and 9 o'clock of April 26, 1896, a messenger came to my office from Dr. O. N. Rice of Tipton, some six miles distant, requesting me to come to his assistance; that there were two persons in that hamlet who had recently received gunshot wounds.

Eugene C., age 50 years, weight about 200 pounds, was shot in the chest while his assailant stood some fifteen feet from him; after shooting C., the young man fired a bullet through his own head, dying within an hour afterward.

The revolver was a 32-caliber, and the bullet struck C., as the reader will observe from the photograph about two inches to the left of the right nipple passing through the lung, and although the missile has not been extracted, the present indications are that it is buried in the tissues on the anterior surface of

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