A case of rupture of the heartBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1554a (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1554
[Communicated by the Principal Civil Medical Officer, Colombo.]
M., an estate labourer, aged about 45 years and married, was, on May 2nd, 1899, one of a gang of coolies paid off from one estate and going on to another, deceased carrying a box on her head weighing thirty pounds. The road was uphill. She was observed to strike her …
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