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—A young man, aged 22, was referred to me by Dr. F. S. Merwin of this city, and I operated on him for tubercular peritonitis, complete recovery following. The case progressed in the usual manner, excepting that the patient had a slight rise of temperature. On the tenth day we opened the dressing and discovered a small stitch abscess, which was treated and dressed daily. On the twelfth day he began having slight twitchings of his muscles, and complained of difficulty in opening his mouth, which symptoms gradually increased until the tetanic convulsions became general and of the most violent character. On the seventeenth day, or the fifth day of the illness, we began using antitetanic serum three times daily. The spasm continued to be severe for a few days, and then became less frequent and less severe. After seventeen doses of 10 cm. each were given, his
BOOTH CC. THREE CASES OF TETANUS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED. JAMA. 1905;XLV(1):42–43. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510010042003
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