Year: 1970 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, v.212, no.7, (May 18 1970), p.1211-1212 SIEC No: 19832870

A 10-year-old boy who underwent quadruple amputation for Waterhouse-Friderichsen’s syndrome attempted suicide. The attempt followed a 48-hour period immediately after surgical removal of his last remaining extremity. The failure of attending and house staff to visit and reassure the boy during this time was a direct manifestation of continous interservice discord concerning the amputations.