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August 27, 1904

A CASE OF TETANUS TREATED BY SUBDURAL AND INTRASPINAL INJECTIONS OF ANTITOXIN. DEATH.

Author Affiliations

Assistant Surgeon Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service. BALTIMORE.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(9):609. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500090003c
Abstract

Introduction.  —The interesting phenomena which happened during the progress and treatment of a case of tetanus which occurred recently in my serrice1 impels me to place the notes of the case on record. I believe the interests of the profession are best served by collating the material from all cases, whether successful or not.

History.  —A male negro, 24 years of age, was admitted to the U. S. Marine Hospital, Baltimore, at 4 p. m., June 16, 1904. He complained of stiffness of the muscles of the lumbar spine, with rigidity of the muscles of the back of the neck. He noticed the beginning stiffness eighteen hours previous to admission to hospital, and ascribed his condition to the free drinking of ice water throughout the day.

Examination.  —On admission he had considerable rigidity of the muscles of the lumbar spine and of the back of the neck.

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