Journal : Revue médico-photographique des hôpitaux de Paris ; vol. vi.
Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1874.
Description : 139–144 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill.: 1 photo. ; 23.5 cm.
Photograph : albumen mounted to printed leaf, view of a specimen heart.
Subject : Heart — Trauma.
Case of a 25 year-old male, who received a heavy blow to the precordial region of his chest when a heavy trunk he was loading onto a cart toppled over. He was treated at Pitié and released, but a month later he was back in the hospital, suffering from dyspnea, a rapid pulse and pericardial effusion. He died soon after and an autopsy revealed a needle lodged in his pericardium, the cause of a 25mm demilune wound in his heart. His heart was photographed with a piece of white paper under the needle.