ABEL A. GOODMAN; EMMANUEL M. WEINBERGER; STUART W. LIPPINCOTT; ALEXANDER MARBLE, F.A.C.P.; WILLARD H. WRIGHT, Ph.D.
In recent months soldiers,1 sailors and marines2, 3, 4, 5, 6 have been evacuated to continental United States from various islands in the South Pacific Area because of suspected filariasis. The present report deals with our findings in 145 soldiers so evacuated, studied at Harmon General Hospital.
The patients studied had spent from two to 23 months (average 14 months) on tiny islands in the South Pacific on which filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti is endemic.7, 8 The islands included Tongareva (Penryhn Island), Bora Bora, Aitutaki of the Cook Islands, Wallis Islands, Samoan group, Tongatabu, Woodlark Island,
GOODMAN AA, WEINBERGER EM, LIPPINCOTT SW, MARBLE A, WRIGHT WH. STUDIES OF FILARIASIS IN SOLDIERS EVACUATED FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:823–836. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-5-823
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(5):823-836.
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