Transactions Volume 4

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byNational Association Of Surgeons

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...that, owing to the absence of a reliable history, due to ignorance or lack of frankness (for mercenary motives, no doubt), or both, on the part of the subject, it would be absolutely' impossible to say positively that there are duplicate bones, so that I can only offer you the evidence pro and con and invite your discussion. The subject was a soldier who enlisted in a Maryland Volunteer Regiment for the war with Spain. The records of the muster-in examination disclose nothing that would indicate any abnormality of either knee-joint at the time of the soldier's enlistment. A few weeks after enlistment, while engaged in drill practice with his company, he sustained a fall, injuring his left knee, which injury the hospital records show was only nominal, and treatment by rest in company quarters for a day of two was administered. A few weeks subsequent he was discharged by reason of disability, whereupon he immediately applied for a pension; was referred for examination to a Board whose report to the Pension Bureau was as follows: There is a partial dislocation of left patella, impairing the motion of flexion of left leg and causing a limp upon walking. There is a scar 3 inches in length over upper portion of patella, with slight contractions and loss of tissue. There is no injury of right knee. He was afterwards referred to another Board, which sent in the following certificate: He has a transverse fracture of left patella. The fragments are completely separated two inches, with no union, ligamentous or otherwise, between them. He is lame in the leg, which he drags in walking. He is unable to ascend steps without some support. He keeps the leg bandaged tightly to enable him to walk. Uses cane to aid in locomotion. He claims the leg was...

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...that, owing to the absence of a reliable history, due to ignorance or lack of frankness (for mercenary motives,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217969143

ISBN - 13:9780217969147

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