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July 23, 1904

TETANUS.ITS PERIOD OF INCUBATION AND ITS PATHOLOGY.

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TYLER, TEXAS.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(4):256-258. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500040002h

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Abstract

While I am not engaged in the special work of a surgeon, I have, on account of the various interesting features presented, often been tempted to place on record a certain case of tetanus treated a number of years ago. In view of the fact that the annual visitation of this disease has been brought on through the Fourth of July celebrations, and since the subject of the pathology as well as the treatment has assumed considerable prominence, and as The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 1904, page 1625, requests reports of cases of tetanus, I herewith comply with that request.

On account of the bearing which this case may have on the pathology, especially the latent period or the power of storing up by the nervous system of the specific toxin, I desire to draw attention to the special article in The Journal for June 18

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