MICHAEL M. KARL, M.D.; FRED R. SLOAN
The return of thousands of American troops from remote regions of the world where amebic dysentery is highly endemic makes it imperative that physicians throughout the United States acquaint themselves with the problems that arise in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. To what proportions this menace might rise is indicated by the statistical reports from the comparatively small India-Burma Theater. Surveys of American troops in the Calcutta area reveal an incidence of amebiasis of 23 per cent.1 In Myitkyina, Burma, 18.3 per cent of the troops were found to have the parasites in their stools.2 When it is
KARL MM, SLOAN FR. THE MANAGEMENT OF AMEBIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:789–798. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-5-789
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(5):789-798.
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