publication . Article . 1914

TRAUMATIC RUPTURE OF THE HEALTHY AORTA WITHOUT EXTERNAL SIGNS OF THE CAUSE OF DEATH

Gordon Grote Copeland;
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  • Published: 28 Nov 1914
Abstract
Complete rupture of the healthy aorta without external signs of the cause of death is of sufficient rarity to warrant the publication of a synopsis of necropsy which I made recently. A laborer, aged about 40 years, was struck by a large mass of falling earth which gave him a glancing blow on the back and knocked him down, though it covered only his legs. A few seconds later he was picked up dead, and was seen by a medical man in a few minutes who could find no cause externally for the sudden death. I examined the body a few hours later but saw no apparent cause of death. There was a large scalp wound on the forehead down to the bone, but the frontal bone was not...
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free text keywords: Frontal bone, Sudden death, Forehead, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Cause of death, business.industry, business, Nose, Aorta, medicine.artery, Complete rupture, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Foreign matter
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publication . Article . 1914

TRAUMATIC RUPTURE OF THE HEALTHY AORTA WITHOUT EXTERNAL SIGNS OF THE CAUSE OF DEATH

Gordon Grote Copeland;