ROSS PAULL; SIDNEY N. TUCKER; BEVERLEY L. HOLLADAY; CHARLES R. NICEWONGER
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In August 1944 there was a sudden rise in the number of admissions of diphtheria cases to Letterman General Hospital from ships' hospitals and U. S. Army transports. Similar admissions after that date persisted in disconcerting numbers. Out of these cases about 12 per cent became ill the day of arrival at this hospital; about 26 per cent developed symptoms less than six days after arrival. About 62 per cent were ill while still aboard ship. The number of these cases and the number of diphtheria carriers developing posed quite a serious problem for a debarkation hospital, responsible for rapid
PAULL R, TUCKER SN, HOLLADAY BL, NICEWONGER CR. STUDIES ON SENSITIVITY OF DIPHTHERIA TO PENICILLIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:413–419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-3-413
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(3):413-419.
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