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December 3, 1904

Clinical Report.DISLOCATION OF THE CARTILAGE OF THE NOSE.

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MESCALERO, N. M.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(23):1701. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500230031002

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Abstract

The following unusual case seems of sufficient interest to deserve publication:

Patient.  —Mrs. W., Mexican, 30 years of age, came to me Aug. 1, 1904, complaining of a "sore nose."

History.  —About a year before she accidentally struck her nose violently against a door. There was no hemorrhage, nor even broken skin, but the blow was a severe one, and her nose had troubled her ever since, hurting severely one week, and appearing to get almost well another.

Examination.  —Inspection showed nothing abnormal except a little redness and swelling about the lower left ala. On palpating the nose lightly with my finger there was a most peculiar sensation of something slipping or giving way beneath. This also caused some pain.I diagnosed dislocation of the left lower lateral cartilage of the nose. Ordinarily there was no displacement because the elasticity of the surrounding tissues held it in place. Yet it

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