The fall from height of king Ocozhyia of Israel

C. González*, R. Espinoza

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Abstract

An historic and literary analysis was performed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of the fall from height experienced by Israeli King Ocozhyia (book of kings 2: 2-17). We conclude that the clinical course was brief, there was no brain injury and it is likely that he developed a fracture but no retroperitoneal, soft tissue or vascular injury. Most likely hypovolemia and respiratory insufficiency derived from thoraco-abdominal injury caused his death. The biblical writer apparently was close to the action.

Translated title of the contributionThe fall from height of king Ocozhyia of Israel
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)841-845
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume119
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes

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