This disease, which first appeared in epidemic form in the United States in California and Oregon in 1941, has become so widely distributed in this country that it constitutes a serious menace by reason of the disability it causes among workmen as well as the visual impairment suffered by some of its victims. The present outbreak was preceded by an epidemic in Hawaii in 1940, from which it was presumably brought to San Francisco where it caused an extensive epidemic among shipyard workers. Good clinical descriptions of the disease have been published by Hogan and Crawford1 in San Francisco, by
EPIDEMIC KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS. Ann Intern Med. ;18:866–869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-5-866
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(5):866-869.
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