H. A. SLESINGER; R. P. ELROD
It is inevitable that during wars outbreaks of diarrheal diseases should become a major medical and sanitary problem particularly in combat areas. By far the most important single agent in the production of ineffectiveness due to diarrhea is the group of bacillary dysentery organisms of the genus Shigella. Evidence points to the fact that these organisms are transmitted by direct or indirect person-to-person contact.1, 2 Consequently, the most important preventive measure to be taken in order to control dysentery is a thorough stool survey of all food handlers.
In view of the fact that prisoners of war (POW) are frequently
SLESINGER HA, ELROD RP. SURVEY OF DYSENTERY IN PRISONERS OF WAR1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:1014–1024. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-6-1014
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