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A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... recoveries without amputation are shown to be, in the humerus, 26'6- radius and ulna, 350- radius only, 70'0- ulna only, 70'0 per cent. of cases treated. The proportion of deaths in these cases was only 2 3 per cent. Although not the result of gunshot, a remarkable case, published by StaffSurgeon Dr. Williamson, by whom the operation was performed, serves to illustrate how extensively bone may be removed from the upper arm, and a useful member be still retained. The details will be found in his Notes on the Wounded from the Mutiny in India. The whole of the ulna, (not merely sequestra, but also the new bone which had formed around them, the object of which proceeding is not stated, ) two inches of the humerus, and the head and neck of the radius were removed- and, four months after the operation, the man could " bend his forearm, raise his hand behind his head, lift a 28-lb. weight from the ground, pronate and supinate the hand, and use his fingers well." Of 194 wounds and injuries of the upper extremity among men returned from the late mutiny in India, 100 are recorded by Dr. Williamson to have been sent to duty regular or modified, 67 invalided from the service, 1 died, and 26 were still under treatment. In the latter part of the Crimean campaign, when the health of the troops and means of treatment were favorable, it was often remarkable what extensive injuries of the upper extremity, even where the joints were involved, were repaired without amputation. The following cases are examples: Sergeant Bacon, 7th Fusileers, aged thirty-six, at the attack on the Redan on the 8th of September, 1855, was wounded by a rifle-ball, which entered the head of the left humerus, shattered the bone very much, and was extracted from below the left...

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Author : Thomas Longmore
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230378510
EAN : 9781230378510
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 42 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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