AMOS CHRISTIE, M.D.
I cannot be sure at this time that I had ever heard of histoplasmosis when I was invited to assume the Chair of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt in 1943. It was another rare, esoteric infectious disease which I certainly never expected to see unless the academic fates took me to the tropics.
As one interested in pediatrics, and particularly in the chest diseases of children, I was entirely familiar with the problem which existed in a large section of this country, to wit: "The tuberculin test is invalid as an epidemiological index of tuberculous infection." It does not react in hundreds
CHRISTIE A. THE DISEASE SPECTRUM OF HUMAN HISTOPLASMOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:544–555. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-544
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