GERSCHEN L. SCHAEFER, M.D.; MURRAY FRIEDMAN, Ph.D.; CHRISTEEN LEWIS
Since Brill's original paper1 in 1910, and the definitive work by Zinsser2 that followed, many cases of Brill's disease have been reported in the medical literature.3-8 With the increased influx of people born in Eastern European areas since World War II, and with the return of our armed forces from Korea, the question arises as to how many of these people have been in contact with typhus. The advent of definitive therapy with Aureomycin and other antibiotics4-7 should make the recognition of Brill's disease at this time of even greater import. Sigel and his group9 in Philadelphia conducted a serologic
SCHAEFER GL, FRIEDMAN M, LEWIS C. THE INCIDENCE OF EPIDEMIC TYPHUS ANTIBODIES IN INDIVIDUALS BORN IN EASTERN EUROPE12. Ann Intern Med. ;42:979–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-5-979
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(5):979-982.
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