WILLIAM H. HARRIS JR.
The recent emphasis by many observers that upper respiratory infections constitute a very important cause of incapacitating man power prompted the present study aboard a destroyer. The comparative incidence of such infections at sea and in port or where there were other opportunities for contact formed an added feature of interest. As the scope of this subject matter is rather diverse, it seems pertinent primarily to review the varied component features.
The term "upper respiratory infections" is a thoroughly non-specific one and includes the common cold, catarrhal fever, influenza or "flu," acute pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. Although these
HARRIS WH. UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: A RÉSUMÉ OF RECENT PERTINENT DATA AND OBSERVATIONS OF INCIDENCE ABOARD A DESTROYER1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:147–157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-2-147
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(2):147-157.
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