SAUL SOLOMON, F.A.C.P.; CARL W. IRWIN
In the surgery of war wounds, one must expect to lose a number of patients whose injuries are extensive. However, when the injury is in itself trivial and a fatal complication results, the outcome is apt to disturb the equanimity of those who have attended the case and to point the moral that there are no trivial war wounds. Every case is potentially serious and the results unpredictable.
The case we wish to report is that of a soldier who developed abrasions of the buttocks from riding a mule. These abrasions became infected with Klebs-Loeffler bacilli, and he died of
SOLOMON S, IRWIN CW. CUTANEOUS DIPHTHERIA WITH TOXIC MYOCARDITIS: REPORT OF FATAL CASE WITH NECROPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:116–120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-1-116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(1):116-120.
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