CHARLES A. WERNER, M.D.
Mumps is the fourth most commonly reported communicable disease in the United States, being exceeded in frequency of occurrence only by measles, influenza, and chickenpox. During the five year period from 1942 through 1946 there were 1,015,796 cases of mumps reported, an average of over 200,000 cases per year.11
It is estimated that 10 to 20 per cent of children in rural and 80 per cent in urban communities contract the disease before the age of 15 years.13 Of all reported cases of mumps in Massachusetts from 1916 to 1937, 88.6 per cent occurred in children under 15 years, and
WERNER CA. MUMPS ORCHITIS AND TESTICULAR ATROPHY. I. OCCURRENCE1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:1066–1074. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-6-1066
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(6):1066-1074.
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