WESLEY W. SPINK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Medical historians have informed us that brucellosis is a disease of antiquity, excellent clinical descriptions having been ascribed to Hippocrates.1 However, it is only within recent years that human brucellosis has engaged the interest of clinicians in this country. Thus, in the two states of Iowa and Minnesota, where brucellosis is a serious endemic problem, the first human cases were recognized as recently as 1927. Brucellosis is a disease of major concern at the present time because there are indications that the incidence is on the increase both in domestic animals and in human beings. It has been estimated that
SPINK WW. PATHOGENESIS OF HUMAN BRUCELLOSIS WITH RESPECT TO PREVENTION AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:238–258. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-238
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(2):238-258.
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