Encircling Gunshot-wound in Brain, 1898. An interesting example of deflection of the projectile from the direction of the shot, or of the so-called ricochet-shot, within the body, is the so-called encircling-shot. This is produced when a shot, striking an arched bone obliquely, travels around it. Such gun-shot wounds have been observed not only on the convexity of arched bones, but also on their concavity. The case illustrated was that of a young man who had killed himself with a shot from a revolver of 7 mm. caliber. The projectile perforated the skin of the right temporal region directly in front of the line of the growth of the hair, making a pea-sized blackened opening. It then coursed obliquely upward and backward through the temporal...
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