—About Dec. 20, 1897, Mrs. N., of Ypsilanti, a widow, aged 50 years, mother of three children, concluded that with her son's help she would do a small washing. The contents of the tub were passed through an ordinary clothes wringer which the lady operated with her right hand. The labor thus performed was trivial. At 4 p.m., of the above date the patient began to suffer pain in the tip of her right ring finger, becoming more marked as time went on. At 6 p.m., she had a severe chill, at 7 p.m., her temperature was 105, pulse 130; and she was suffering violent pain in the finger and was slightly delirious. Her medical attendant succeeded only in part in allaying these symptoms, despite a somewhat heroic medication. On December 21, patient's temperature did not go above 105; pulse 120; extreme pain in the finger. The finger
WESSINGER JA. A FEW CLINICAL PICTURES. JAMA. 1899;XXXII(7):360–363. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450340027002l
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