P. W. C.
During the year 1946 many cases of an acute febrile infection of unusual character were observed in New York City.1, 2 Most of these cases occurred in a group of apartment houses in a small area in Regency Park (Borough of Queens) housing 543 families, although similar cases were subsequently reported from three other boroughs. The clinical picture was so characteristic and the etiological features so interesting that the disease merits some attention.
The onset in most cases was abrupt with malaise, fever, usually chills and sweats, headache, pain in the orbits, and severe aching in the back and muscles
C. PW. A NEW RICKETTSIAL DISEASE. Ann Intern Med. ;28:191–194. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-1-191
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(1):191-194.
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