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July 9, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(2):56. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420020028009

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Thyroid Dislocation of the Femur, with Integrity of the Ileo-femoral Ligament. 

To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association  Believing the following to be a rare, if not unique form of accident I am Induced to report it:On the morning of Nov. 20, 1891, Hugh Taylor, age 7, fell from the back of a mule. As no one saw the fall, it cannot be told how he struck the ground, but he was unable to arise on account of injury to the left hip.I saw him two hours after the accident, and found him lying upon his back inclined to the left side. His left leg was flexed upon the thigh, and the thigh flexed upon the trunk to an acute angle, and abducted to such an extent as to rest easily upon the bed, in the position he had assumed, without any extra support.

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