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November 1, 1947

Trauma in Internal Diseases: With Consideration of Experimental Pathology and Medicolegal Aspects

JAMA. 1947;135(9):604. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890090060035

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The author has assembled a series of case histories, some with exhaustive postmortem findings, reflecting the causal relationship or lack of such relationship between nonperforating trauma and internal diseases. The scientific literature is subjected to a critical review, and there is presented a description of experimental work which has either confirmed or refuted the assumption of trauma as an etiologic factor for many internal diseases. The book should be of aid to physicians in the medical evaluation of cases that involve disability or compensation claims based on internal lesions due directly or indirectly to extrinsic injury.

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