Reference numberCLP/12ii/4
TitlePaper, 'Case of a fracture in the scull [sic]' by William Cheselden
DescriptionCheselden describes a case of a schoolgirl who sustained a head injury whilst playing by a river. Cheselden found that she had a fracture across the os bregmatis [parietal bone] and trephined her skull on three occasions. She recovered successfully.

Subject: Surgery

Read to the Royal Society on 18 January 1721 [1722].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6580Cheselden; William (1688 - 1752)1688 - 1752
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