Reports of Societies

1890 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
slowly came round. I then poured a little brandy and water down his throat. On regaining consciousness, he appAared to be in agony, complaining of intense pain in the calves of his legs, back of his knees, and at the upper, inner, and front parts of his thighs. He still remained very cold; pulse slow and small, pupils being now circular and dilated. He expectorated a little mucous phlegm. No vomiting. He was wrapped in blankets, and taken to the Cambridge Hospital on a stretcher. (The notes
more » ... her. (The notes taken there are Surgeon Andrew Clark's, and I have to thank him for permission to make use of them). On arriving in hospital he was conscious, but somewhat dazed. Pupils were dilated, but reacted sluggishly to light. Temperature and respiration normal. Pulse 58. Some hyper~sthesia of the skin of the legs. The hair on the left side of his head was singed, and also his eyelashes. There was slight conjunctivitis. Burns of the first and second degree ran down the left side of his neck to the shoulder. Similar burns were freely scattered over the back, extending from the left shoulder to the right hip. His flannel shirt was considerably singed, and several small holes were burnt through in places corresponding to the burns on his back. A few small holes were also burnt in his red serge jacket. Towards evening the pain in the calves of his legs became so intense that an anodyne was administered. On August 4th his pains had abated considerably, being only felt in the lower part of his legs and ankles. He remained in hospital sixteen days, and was then discharged to his duty. He stated, with reference to the accident, that he remembered nothing, heard no thunder. August 20th. He tells me he has been doing his duty regularly, that is, guards, parades, pickets, and fatigues. He is at present working on some new rifle ranges, digging, etc. He says his
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