E. BUIST WELLS, M.D.; CLIFFORD TILLMAN, M.D.
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Rupture of the spleen as one of the manifestations or complications of tularemia apparently has rarely if ever before been encountered. A thorough search of the literature reveals no recorded instance of this nature. A patient was recently observed at Vanderbilt University Hospital in whom this condition was found at autopsy following a clinical course in which the exact diagnosis remained obscure. Because of its unusual nature a report of this case seems justified.
History. A 41 year old white male farmer was admitted to the medical service of Vanderbilt University Hospital on December 18, 1944 with
WELLS EB, TILLMAN C. RUPTURE OF THE SPLEEN DUE TO TULAREMIA: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:852–859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-5-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(5):852-859.
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