M. L. FURCOLOW, M.D.; R. W. MENGES, D.V.M.; H. W. LARSH, Ph.D.
Although the characteristics of 13 epidemics of histoplasmosis have been described by Furcolow and Grayston,1, 2 the present epidemic represents one in which complete studies were done not only of the human cases but also of the animals and, in particular, the environment from which the infection was acquired. From the site of this epidemic the first isolation of Histoplasma capsulatum from the air was made.3
This epidemic occurred on a farm near Atcheson, Kansas, and involved a mother, father, their two sons, and the brother of the father. The medical histories of each case will be described and x-rays
FURCOLOW ML, MENGES RW, LARSH HW. AN EPIDEMIC OF HISTOPLASMOSIS INVOLVING MAN AND ANIMALS1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:173–181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-173
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):173-181.
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