MILLS STURTEVANT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Occasional cases of amebic dysentery have been seen in large clinics in the United States for forty years1,2. Amebic dysentery has, however, been regarded until about fifteen years ago as a tropical disease.
Since 1916 epidemics, sporadic cases, carrier cases, infected individuals who have never been out of their respective localities have all been reported from France3,4, England5,6,7, Canada8 and the United States9,10,11. Three editorials have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association12,13,14, calling attention to reports of the disease in twenty-four states and suggesting that cases may be expected in any locality in the United States. Feder15,
STURTEVANT M. Amebic Dysentery: Sugar Cane as a Possible Distribution Hazard1. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1598–1600. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-12-1598
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(12):1598-1600.
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