JOHN R. NEEFE, M.D.
The problems associated with certain viral diseases of the liver have been the subject of intensive study during recent years. As methods permitting specific etiologic diagnosis are not available, the non-specific term "viral hepatitis" has been found useful for reference to the syndrome under consideration. "Viral hepatitis" thus includes those forms of hepatitis caused by hepatotropic, filterable, infectious agents which have not yet been identified with specific serological responses but which produce, as their outstanding manifestation, evidences of liver injury, which may or may not be associated with phenomena suggesting an infectious origin.
The available evidence indicates that at least
JOHN R. NEEFE. VIRAL HEPATITIS: PROBLEMS AND PROGRESS(VIRAL HEPATITIS: PROBLEMS AND PROGRESS*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:857–870. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-857
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):857-870.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis.
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