FLETCHER B. TAYLOR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT G. PARSONS, M.D.; HOWARD E. HANSEN, M.D.
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On April 8, 1948, a 17 year old boy scratched the skin on the medial side of his ankle while running a hurdle race. The small wound bled very little and was nearly healed three days later. On April 12 he struck the abrasion with the spike of his track shoe and reopened it. On that day he began to have diffuse soreness in the low back. During the next three days, the soreness in the back became more severe and more general. With rapid increase in this soreness and in muscle tension, he was hardly able to
TAYLOR FB, PARSONS RG, HANSEN HE. TETANUS, A SEVERE CASE WITH RECOVERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1134–1137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1134-1137.
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