PAUL W. CLOUGH
Although the recent pandemic of influenza has proved mild and has shown thus far a much lower mortality than that of 1918 to 1920, there has been a substantial increase in general mortality rate at the peaks of the epidemic, and it is by no means a negligible disease. Furthermore the tendency of previous pandemics to recur in waves one, two, and even three years after the initial onslaught and the frequent observation of greater severity during the recurrences1 should warn against too great complacency as yet regarding the current epidemic. Observations made during previous pandemics with some limitations are
CLOUGH PW. CARDIAC DISTURBANCES DURING THE PANDEMIC OF INFLUENZA OF 1918 to 1920. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1267–1272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-5-1267
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(5):1267-1272.
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