BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:38
  1. K B Orr

    Obstetric tetanus

    In the early 1960s, when I was a general practitioner in the southern suburbs of Sydney, a 42 year old woman attended my surgery and surprised me by saying that she thought she had tetanus. When I examined her she did have a stiff jaw and other early signs; further questioning revealed a sad story. Though married, she had devoted her life to rearing her sister's two children, the parents having been …

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