JULIAN LOVE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM S. STRYKER, M.D., A.A.O.S.
The rapid advances of this modern era, which have improved living conditions for the masses, plus the advent of antibiotics, have brought about remarkable changes in the pattern of morbidity. This has been a mixed blessing for, although noneffectiveness and fatality due to infections and contagious diseases have been reduced markedly, this has been countered by an increase in trauma with the automobile as the principal agent.
With the numbers of cars sold ever mounting (over 7 million in 1955), their speeds and horsepower steadily climbing, their drivers so often youths or inebriates of erroneous judgment, or the elderly with
LOVE J, STRYKER WS. FAT EMBOLISM: A PROBLEM OF INCREASING IMPORTANCE TO THE ORTHOPEDIST AND THE INTERNIST1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:342–351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-342
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