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CONTUSION, med. jurisp. An injury or lesion, arising from the shock of a body with a large surface, which presents no loss of substance, and no apparent wound. If the skin be divided, the injury takes the name of a contused wound. Vide 1 Ch. Pr, 38; 4 Carr. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; 6 Carr. & P. 684; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 178.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Benjamin received a severe contusion from the recoil of his gun, which produced a short stupor, during which period the ex-steward was prostrate on the ground.
Lydgate leaped and climbed, he hardly knew how, on to the stage, and was active in help, making the acquaintance of his heroine by finding a contusion on her head and lifting her gently in his arms.
In fact, a man on horseback galloped down, before the passengers were well collected together; and a careful investigation being instituted, it appeared that the lady inside had broken her lamp, and the gentleman his head; that the two front outsides had escaped with black eyes; the box with a bloody nose; the coachman with a contusion on the temple; Mr Squeers with a portmanteau bruise on his back; and the remaining passengers without any injury at all--thanks to the softness of the snow-drift in which they had been overturned.
The head had received a severe contusion, but he had seen greater injuries recovered from: he was by no means hopeless; he spoke cheerfully.
The victims were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for contusions and other body injuries.
The victims were treated for contusions and other injuries as a result of a vehicular accident
Lateral-compartment bone contusions in adolescents with intact anterior cruciate ligaments.
Of whom, four suffered contusions, two sustained burns, and one took a fall.
Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch, 1.3%, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is indicated for the topical treatment of acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions.
Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch, 1.3%, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is indicated for the topical treatment of acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions. Diclofenac Epolamine Topical Patch, 1.3% is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to diclofenac or any components of the drug product.
Policemen on-duty then saw hematoma and contusions on her hands, which prompted them to seek medical attention from the nearby Puerto Galera Municipal Health Office.