E. L. TUOHY, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.P.; P. G. BOMAN, B.A., M.D.
Rupture of hollow viscus abdominal organs readily follows in man external blows, such as kicks by animals, falls from heights, or viselike compression between moving vehicles or cars. It is not so generally known that similar ruptures and tears can likewise occur to the thoracic contents. Twenty years ago such accidents occurred chiefly on farms or attended the lumber industry; today the automobile, the aeroplane, the erection of skyscrapers and general industrial activity, have expanded such injuries to an appalling extent. The great weight and high speed of automobiles, not to mention the momentum attained by falling aeroplanes, create terrific
TUOHY EL, BOMAN PG. Trauma To Viscera From Non-Penetrating External Injuries, With Special Reference To the Heart1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1373–1386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1373
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1373-1386.
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