A. P. HITCHENS
Assembling men from widely different environments, into the close contacts of military mobilizations favors the accelerated spread of infectious diseases and the development of explosive outbreaks. This means that carefully planned procedures for blocking their spread must be weighed against the exigencies of the military emergency. Whenever it is possible, and to the greatest extent possible, we want to counteract the passage of infection from the carrier to the susceptible recruit.
Zinsser1 and others have suggested a scheme of "gradual mobilization" which would consist of regional aggregations of recruits in small groups of several hundred men in separate local camps
HITCHENS AP. THE CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN RAPIDLY MOBILIZED TROOPS1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:172–177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-2-172
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(2):172-177.
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