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August 27, 1904

GONORRHEAL INFLAMMATION OF STERNO-CLAVICTJLAR ARTICULATION.IN ONE CASE COMPLICATING FRACTURE OF CLAVICLE.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(9):608-609. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500090003b

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Abstract

Case 1.  —John S., aged 20, came to me a few weeks ago with the following history:

History.  —Three days previous he fell off a horse's back, striking on his left shoulder, apparently receiving only a slight contusion of the soft parts around the shoulder girdle. He paid no attention to it until great soreness and tumefaction ensued.

Examination.  —I found well-marked evidences of simple, oblique fracture of the clavicle at its middle point. At the junction of the middle and inner thirds there was a hard, bony swelling, which he stated was the result of a fracture about a year ago, for which he was treated at the Alexian Brothers' Hospital. There was good union at this point.I noticed a prominent swelling at the sternal articulation of the clavicle, which I did not think was concomitant with the recent fracture. The patient stated that he had an

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