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Workmen's Compensation Acts: Pneumothorax Not Attributable to Strain.—
The claimant, in the course of his work, was on his knees, in a "twisted" position, in a small space, trying to lift one end of a heavy desk. As he made the effort he felt a sharp pain in the left side of his chest, as if something "gave way." The incident was immediately reported to his superior and he was relieved of the task in which he was engaged. Apparently no further symptoms developed for about twenty-four hours and then, while stooping over and cleaning a wash basin, the claimant felt a very sharp pain, so acute that he could not straighten up. He continued to suffer and after about four days was sent to a hospital. After his discharge he instituted proceedings under the workmen's compensation act. The industrial accident commission denied his claim for compensation, and he petitioned
Medicolegal. JAMA. 1935;105(22):1801–1802. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760480071041
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