March 1976

Fifth Disease: Full Fathom Five

Author Affiliations

Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Pediatrics University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center Minneapolis, MN 55455

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(3):239-240. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120040017002

Full fathom five thy father lies;

Of his bones are coral made;

Those are pearls that were his eyes:

Nothing of him that doth fade,

But doth suffer a sea change

Into something rich and strange.

The Tempest, Act I, scene 2, lines 396-401