Reference numberCLP/12ii/49
TitlePaper, case of a man who impaled himself by Jos [Joseph] Nichols
DescriptionNichols describes a case of a man who fell from a fishing boat onto a kedge anchor, impaling his abdomen and forcing his intestines from his body. Once the swelling of his intestines subsided, the wound was stitched and the man recovered.

Subject: Medicine / Surgery

Read to the Royal Society on 9 April 1730.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/14/113
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