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Source: Medical Record
Source type: journal
Document type: article
Document title: “A Possible Source of the Gangrene in the Case of the Late President”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 5 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 14
Pagination: 537

 
Citation
“A Possible Source of the Gangrene in the Case of the Late President.” Medical Record 5 Oct. 1901 v60n14: p. 537.
 
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Keywords
Henry Jacques Garrigues (public statements); William McKinley (death, cause of).
 
Named persons
Henry Jacques Garrigues.
 
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A Possible Source of the Gangrene in the Case of the Late President

     Dr. W. G. Garrigues of this city writes: “Bacillus emphysematosus is constantly found in the intestine, where it is not only harmless, but useful. In the vagina it becomes the cause of emphysematous vaginitis. If it enters the uterus of a puerpera, it gives rise to the dangerous tympania uteri, and sometimes the ominous septic emphysema. In general surgery it is the cause of one of the most dangerous wound diseases—acute septic gangrene. It is easy to imagine that in a body with lowered vitality, this bacillus wandered from the neighboring intestine to the tissues behind the stomach, where the gangrene was found.”

 

 


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