MARTIN M. CUMMINGS, M.D.; EDWARD DUNNER, M.D.; JOHN H. WILLIAMS JR.
Sarcoidosis was diagnosed in 1,700 patients seen in Veterans Administration hospitals between 1949 and 1956. The case records of 1,194 of these patients diagnosed during the five-year period 1949-1954 were reviewed. Information concerning age, race, sex, place and date of birth and place of initial hospitalization was analyzed. The most striking observation was the geographic distribution of the disease, revealing an endemic area in the eastern United States1, 2 (figure 1). To this degree, this study confirmed the earlier report on distribution made by Michael et al. on a group of service men with sarcoidosis.3 The major difference between
CUMMINGS MM, DUNNER E, WILLIAMS JH. EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS IN SARCOIDOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:879–890. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-879
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(4):879-890.
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