In November, 1898, Private Jacob H. M., Fourth U. S. Infantry, came under my observation. He was entirely aphonic and breathed through a tracheotomy tube. With pencil and paper all queries were intelligently answered and the following history was elicited:
He was in the second year of a second enlistment. While lying down on the fighting line at the battle of El Caney, July 2, 1898, he received a wound over the right frontal bone, from a Mauser bullet. His sensations at that time were such as follow a stunning blow, though there was no loss of consciousness, for he remembered everything that occurred. There was some slight bleeding from the bullet's point of impaction and very profuse bleeding from the mouth and nose. There was a sensation of rasping as though a saw was passing up and down through his head on the right side, and he had difficulty
MAYER E. LARNYGEAL STENOSIS DUE TO COMPLICATION OF THE THYROID CARTILAGES. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(17):1065–1067. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620430001001
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