This case is reported, not to expound any new or special surgical technic or diagnostic methods, but rather because it is unusual.
REPORT OF CASE
—J. B., man, aged 40, who came to our office, Nov. 2, 1918, reported that on April 19, 1918, while at work in a steel mill shearing tie-plate bars, a fragment of the steel tie-plate flew and struck him on the neck below the point of the chin. He was taken to a hospital where the wound was sutured, and he was treated for about ten days and then returned to work. Since the accident he said that he could not talk above a whisper; and at the time he consulted us his voice was a coarse, rough whisper.
—The scar of a wound extended from beneath the point of the chin downward and a little toward the left until it reached the