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Fouchier abscess

The eponym of Fouchier abscess refers to a described in the early twentieth century archaic method of treating streptococcal septicemia by injecting turpentine into tissues of thigh, back or "any available place". The above procedure was supposed to establish an abscess and in doing so to localize the infection and bring about the cure. Fouchier himself called such abscesses fixation abscesses.

Last updated: May 3, 2012, 11:10 am EST

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