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Case of lodgment, for four months of the breeching of a fowling-piece in the face.

Author William Keith
Title Case of lodgment, for four months of the breeching of a fowling-piece in the face.
Imprint Aberdeen: Printed by G. Cornwall & Sons
Date of Publication 1858
Language English
Notes This is a case study of James Scott, a 19-year-old draper's apprentice, whose gun exploded while he was shooting, resulting in a large piece of metal from the gun penetrating his face, destroying his left eyeball and smashing his nasal bones. After some very basic medical treatment, he consulted the author of this study, William Keith (1802 or 1803-1871), senior surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, who was able to extract the metal from Scott's skull and repair much of the damage to his face, including fitting an artificial eyeball. Keith first published his case study as an article in the "Medical Times & Gazette" for October 1858, but then republished it as a pamphlet, this time with two albumen print photographs of the unfortunate Scott, one taken before the operation and the other after, to show the efficacy of his surgical work.
Shelfmark AP.1.216.34
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 22/04/16
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