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REPORT OF A CASE OF FRACTURE OF THE ATLAS VERTEBRA, WITH COMPLETE RECOVERY OF PATIENT.

ARTHUR HOLDING, M.D.
JAMA. 1906;XLVI(22):1697. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510490043003a.
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Patient.  —Male, aged 68, was referred to the Roentgen ray laboratory of the Albany Hospital by Dr. W. G. MacDonald, Albany, N. Y. Previous occupations, dectective, soldier in Confederate army. Present occupation, broker.

Family History.  —Father, mother, two brothers and two sisters died of tuberculosis.

Past History.  —He uses stimulants. Three years ago he was hit on the head with a brick; the blow rendered him unconscious for a few minutes, but beyond the swelling of the scalp, it did not injure him.

Present Illness.  —Nov. 16, 1905, when near the top of a flight of stairs composed of eight steps, while turning to one side to allow some ladies to pass in descending the stairs, he remembers losing his balance and beginning to fall backward; he made a futile grasp at the banister, but fell, landing at the bottom on the back of his head, neck and shoulders. He

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