EDWIN E. GOLDBERG, M.D.; HAROLD B. SHRIFTER, M.D.; MURRAY FRANKLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Leptospiral diseases have been for many years considered uncommon in the United States and have therefore not received their due attention in medical colleges or in clinical medicine. However, an increasing awareness of the importance of leptospirosis in human and animal disease is attested to by the numerous reports on this subject appearing in the literature in recent years. These reports have dealt primarily with leptospiral diseases in which the etiologic agents were the Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae1, 5 and, to a lesser extent, Lept. canicola,6, 9Lept. pomona,10, 13 and outbreaks of Lept. autumnalis in troops.14, 15
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GOLDBERG EE, SHRIFTER HB, FRANKLIN M. LEPTOSPIRA GRIPPOTYPHOSA1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:1245–1249. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1245
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