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May 30, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVI(22):1061-1065. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430740013002d

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As this paper is one dealing with the general subject before this Section, I shall simply report cases, knowing that the points in regard to cerebral surgery as a whole will be taken up and discussed by men far abler and more competent than myself.

Case 1.  —This case is presented, solely for the purpose of illustrating the very great difficulty which occasionally surrounds our attempt at cerebral localization in traumatic cases.Robert C., aged 59, finely developed and nourished, February 22, 1896, fell about thirty feet through a dust chute in a cotton factory. Probably remained lying at the bottom of the chute for about one hour before being discovered. I saw him him at 8:30 P.M., Feb. 22, 1896, in consultation with Drs. A. R. Walker, W. H. DeWitt and P. W. Good. This was about four hours after the accident.Examination showed an extensive bruise of the

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