The Broad Way; Or Westminster Hospital Gazette Volume . 9

The Broad Way; Or Westminster Hospital Gazette Volume . 9

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...ground and rush forwards. If so, the probability of the real and unknown opponent having been the cause of the injuries suggests itself. Numerous cases are recorded which serve to affirm this, and to these may be added the following, which came under my own observation: A man, aged about fifty, died soon after admission to Westminster Hospital, having been found in an unconscious state in the streets. No definite diagnosis was arrived at. The autopsy revealed a linear fracture of the skull very similar to that described above, and laceration of the left occipital lobe and right temporo-sphenoidal lobe, with extensive subdural haemorrhage over the right hemisphere. There were also two horsehair sutures over the occiput, at the site of the fracture, uniting the edges of a recent irregular scalp-wound. It was evident that the injuries had been sustained simultaneously some time before admission, in consequence of a fall on to the back of the head, and that after the occurrence he had been treated at some hospital or dispensary and his wound dressed. His condition at that time could not have been noticeably serious, for he was evidently allowed to depart unattended; and then some time later unconsciousness resulted from the accumulated subdural haemorrhage, and in this condition he was brought to the Hospital. Several similar cases have come under my notice where men with fractured skulls have been sent away from hospital under the impression that they were under the influence of alcohol, to succumb shortly afterwards. A football-player who had been knocked down in the course of a game walked, at its conclusion, a mile and a half to a public-house and had some drinks, and later became unconscious and died. The autopsy revealed a fracture more

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  • English
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  • 9781236868497