Extraction of a Pin from the Arm

1836 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
so distressing that her life was despaired of. Dr. G., a physician of not so much skill as conceit, attended her forty-eight hours. The Women who were present persuaded him, though reluctantly, to send for counsel. Dr. K., a well-read and careful member of the profession, was called. After giving her an opportunity to acquire some rest, he proceeded to dissect the child, and what he could not take away with facility by piecemeal, he extracted with the forceps. My first impression was that this
more » ... sion was that this substance was the effect of an injury produced at her first accoucliment ; but upon more mature reflection, 1 judged that the difficult and protracted labor was caused by this impediment. My patient was aware, more than two years ago, that there was something peculiar in her organization. She spoke about it to Dr. K., two or
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