MORTON F. MARK, M.D.; OSCAR AUERBACH, M.D.
Since Israel's1 original paper in 1878 on actinomycosis in man, the disease has been observed with increasing frequency so that it can no longer be considered the rarity it once was. Even as far back as 1899, Ruhräh2 collected 58 cases that were reported in America, and, reviewing the literature, he found a total of 1094 cases. Of these 56 per cent were of the cervico-facial type, 20 per cent gastrointestinal, 15 per cent pulmonary, 2 per cent skin, and 6 per cent were doubtful.
Numerous reports have followed these early contributions, but few indeed have been the cases of
MARK MF, AUERBACH O. GENERALIZED ACTINOMYCOSIS; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:537–547. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-537
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