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November 13, 1897

A REPORT OF THREE CASES OF TETANUS. ONE TREATED SYMPTOMATICALLY AND TWO WITH TETANUS ANTITOXINS.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(20):1004-1007. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440460024002g
Abstract

Case 1.  —Thomas McG., Canadian, laborer, aged 26. Patient walked into St. Luke's Hospital Oct. 25, 1895, with the following history: Eight days previously he had received a punctured wound of the foot from a nail. The wound bled slightly and he had at once gone to St. Luke's Dispensary for treatment. Here the wound had been freely incised and washed with a strong bichlorid solution and wet bichlorid dressing applied. He had returned each day to have the dressing renewed. The evening before his appearance at the hospital he had noticed some difficulty in chewing and swallowing, and this had brought him to the hospital early the next morning with the remark that he thought he was going to have lockjaw. Examination showed marked trismus, the masseters being tense and hard and the patient unable to open his jaws more than a half-inch, and attempts to separate them forcibly

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