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September 24, 1898

A LIGATION OF THE EXTERNAL ILIAC ARTERY.

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ANN ARBOR, MICH.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(13):721-722. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450130040002p

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Abstract

The town of S. may be considered slow and dull, but it is nevertheless patriotic. The Fourth of July was celebrated there, this year, in a truly old-fashioned way, though the only ordnance available was a combination of two anvils and a large wagon-nut. The hole in one anvil was filled with powder, and the nut, two inches in diameter and half an inch thick, was placed over the hole, and likewise filled with powder for good measure. The second anvil was placed upon the nut to confine the charge. The volunteer artillery company did not consider that the addition of the nut to the infernal machine would increase the danger and retreated but a short distance when the fuse was lighted. Don L., a lad of seventeen, was standing on the opposite side of the street, some thirty-five feet from the anvil at the time of the explosion. Simultaneously

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