LEWIS P. GUNDRY, M.D.; C. GARDNER WARNER, M.D.
The recognition of tularemia as a disease entity is relatively recent. The discovery of the causative organism in 1911 by McCoy, and the studies made by Francis and others, have served to establish the disease on a firm scientific basis. Three hundred and twenty-three case reports were studied by Francis1 in 1927 and the four clinical types of the disease noted. The mode of infection, clinical signs and symptoms, and mortality rate were well understood at that time. A study of the human pathology of the disease, however, is somewhat more recent. From 1924, when the first autopsied case was
GUNDRY LP, WARNER CG. FATAL TULAREMIA: REVIEW OF AUTOPSIED CASES WITH REPORT OF A FATAL CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:837–852. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-7-837
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(7):837-852.
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