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—Alex. S., aged 8 years, was admitted to Mercy Hospital July 10, 1904. He is one of eight healthy children and has had no previous illness. Seven days preceding admission, while crossing a dirty street, he stepped on a piece of glass, cutting his foot in two places. He received [ill] medical treatment, except that the foot was washed by his father and applications made of a lotion and of antiphlogistin. This was prescribed by a physician without seeing the case. Five days later (six days after the accident) stiffness of the jaw began and he was seen for the first time by a physician. At this time he had had for twenty-four hours pronounced trismus. and spasm of the muscles of the neck, with occasionally contraction of the muscles of the back, but not severe. There had been no chills, fever, nor sweats. There was
MURPHY JB. CASE OF TETANUS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY ASPIRATION OF THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID AND INJECTION OF MORPHINEUCAIN AND SALT SOLUTION. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):460–461. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500070001g
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