Interview with Dr. William Dinkins
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

THEY CLAIMED HE DIED FROM PERITONITIS, COULD YOU EXPLAIN ONE OF THE FACTORS OF PERITONITIS AN ELEVATED TEMPERATURE AND WHAT THE TEMPERATURE YOU REMEMBER IT BEING?

Dr. William Dinkins:

Yes, well actually there are two kinds of peritonitis. You have the chemical peritonitis which occurs when the intestines are punctured. It occurs immediately. And for the first 12 to 18 hours you'll have a chemical peritonist. After that, the intestinal bacteria will invade the abdomen and you will develop a bacterial peritonitis. Now that's the one that can prove fatal. But the bacterial peritonitis was kept under control with antibiotics and it created no problem.