Jockey Birchs Injuries., Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-03


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JOCKEY BIRCHS INJURIES. The ease of jockc Arthur Birch is attracting wide attention among the men of medicine and surgery in England Ten weeks ago Birch was thrown at tin- open ditch in the steeplechase course at Gatwick. His mount fill upon him. He was taken to a room iu he official quarters on the course and pat to bed. He was uncoiiM-ious for several hours and it was expected that iie would die, but he revived consciousness and has si been confined to bed, lying in one ixisition. His back is broken and consequently he has no use of i is limbs. He has been visited by scores of physicians. Sir Victor Horsley saw him on January 15 and declared the case the worst of its kind that he had ever seen. He dlsgnoscd it as dislocation of the vertebrae and rupture of the spinal column. He says an operation is out of the question at present and advised against an attempt to remove the injured Jockey to his home for at least a nc. in a.

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