It has been my privilege during the last twenty years to have met with a class of grave abdominal injuries which has given little or no external evidences of traumatism. The patient in each instance has given a history of a severe injury which resulted in death in from 24 hours to 26 days after the traumatism. I will only report three of these cases in detail, as the others were practically duplicates and to make a full report would only take up valuable time without special advantage.
The first of these cases which came to my notice occurred about fifteen years ago, in an unusually large, healthy man of some 36 years of age, who had charge of a planing mill in Crestline, Ohio. At the time the accident occurred, he was engaged in sawing palings with a buzz-saw. These palings were about three feet in length, some two
REED RH. GRAVE ABDOMINAL INJURIES WITHOUT EXTERNAL EVIDENCES OF TRAUMATISM. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(20):1302–1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480200016001f
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