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Fillers One hundred years ago

A case of rupture of the heart

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (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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