FREDERICK G. SCOVEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This paper has chiefly a threefold purpose: to report chronologically on the incidence of kala azar in China, to present an up-to-date summary of what has been done in China to determine how this disease is spread, and to offer a study of some of the cases seen by us by presenting tables and observations dealing with symptoms, physical signs, laboratory data and responses to therapy.
There are no records or descriptions of a clinical syndrome resembling kala azar in old Chinese literature, as is the case with malaria.2 It is therefore impossible to determine how long the disease
SCOVEL FG. KALA AZAR: A REVIEW OF ITS INCIDENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY IN CHINA AND CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON 585 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:607–627. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-4-607
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(4):607-627.
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