ALF T. HAEREM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Few physicians encounter blindness as a complication of severe hemorrhage. First-hand experience with this dramatic and disastrous complication is vividly remembered. Since the medical literature contains few accounts of this complication, the following case is reported.
A conscientious 45 year old factory maintenance engineer held a very responsible position during World War II and was under severe nervous strain. On June 16, 1946, he attended a party and had several cocktails. The following day he had some mild indigestion but continued to work. On the morning of June 18 he awoke feeling weak, clammy and thirsty. At 9
HAEREM AT. BLINDNESS FOLLOWING MASSIVE GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:883–888. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-883
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):883-888.
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