Usage examples for amputation

  1. It was apparent that nothing but amputation of the wounded leg could save him. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  2. The marshal bore the amputation of his limb with heroic courage; but the fever which came on immediately was so violent that, fearing he would die under the operation, the surgeons postponed cutting off his other leg. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. It should be remembered, however, and should be pointed out to the owner, that with purulent arthritis fully developed, with the grave constitutional changes it occasions, and with the ever- present danger of a general septic invasion of the blood- stream, that the human surgeon under such circumstances offers to his patient the alternatives of amputation or probable death. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  4. So we must be thankful that it has not come to an amputation of the hand? – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  5. It is not a little singular, that the custom of cutting off the two lower joints of the little finger of the left hand, observed in the Society Islands, is found here among the women, who have for the most part undergone this amputation. – A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench
  6. The numerous wounded had, by this time, been put into their hammocks, although there were still one or two cases of amputation to be performed. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. A monikin in a bob of a most pronounced character, or which appeared to have been subjected to the second amputation, being what is called in Leaplow a bob- upon- bob, now approached, and inquired if there were any emigrants on board. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  8. If sloughing has gone far, amputation must be resorted to. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  9. A decay begins at the point of amputation and extends down into the body of the tree. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  10. When the amputation was taking place, he looked grimly up at General Kearney, who was present, and remarked, " We'll buy our gloves together, after this." – How the Flag Became Old Glory by Emma Look Scott
  11. Said he: " If I die it will be suddenly, upon the amputation of this arm. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  12. No, he said sadly, they tell me amputation must be immediate, else your life may be sacrificed. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. Virag is going to talk about amputation. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  14. Possibly the nature of the wound, which even among us would baffle cure without amputation of the arm at the shoulder, was deemed so fatal, that they despaired of success, and therefore left it to itself. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  15. Everything was even yet upside down; nevertheless, in the sense of having passed the threshold of Poynton for the last time, the amputation, as she called it, had been performed. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  16. His death was an amputation for her. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. During the whole of our stay in Antwerp we never once had to resort to an amputation. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  18. We arranged that if he should be wounded so as to suffer a thigh amputation, he should let me know, that I might nurse him through. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  19. Universal outcry against amputation. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  20. She had been operated upon five times; finally, as her arm measured a circumference of seventy- two centimetres, amputation had been declared necessary. – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson