GEORGE L. CALVY
A naval escort carrier was engaged in shuttle operations between mainland and Southwest Pacific ports, carrying passengers, and following the Great Circle Route in its crossings.
Three epidemic waves of virus type "colds" were encountered in a three month period, synchronous with the appearance of an abdominal syndrome clinically indistinguishable from acute appendicitis. There were three distinct groups totaling five, four, and six cases respectively, whose periodicity corresponded with each upturn in incidence of upper respiratory infection. Three additional cases, occurring singly, were also admitted and are included in the series.
This was a curious experience, because, during an antecedent
CALVY GL. APPENDICITIS AND UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION: A REPORT OF 18 CASES AT SEA1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:998–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-998
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(5):998-1002.
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