Title:
A Historical Vignette (17) “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The illness of soldier Rik Wouters
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston Churchill Avenue 172, P.O. Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Fibrosarcoma of maxillary sinus; Rik Wouters; maxillectomy
Pages:
73 - 80
Abstract:
The illness of soldier RikWouters. The Flemish painter and sculptor RikWouters was born in Mechelen. He died from a fibrosarcoma of the right maxillary sinus at the age of 33.At the time, he was a soldier with the 9 Regiment of the Line of the BelgianArmy during the GreatWar and he was imprisoned in Holland. His symptoms are reviewed; some com- ments are made relating to the errors in diagnosis, the quality of the treatment, its poor results, the optimism of the patient and his lucidity, and finally the moving confidence demonstrated by him in his successive physicians (Figures 1-4).
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 1st trimester


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A Historical Vignette (17) “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The illness of soldier Rik Wouters