EDWARD K. MARKELL, PH.D., M.D.
Nosogeography, or the geography of disease, has been little stressed in the medical thinking of this country. As a result, most physicians are psychologically unprepared to cope with other than indigenous disease. That this should be so is not surprising, for the present-day diagnostic approach has been influenced by generations of teachers whose personal medical experience antedated the global shrinkage of the jet age. Maegraith (1) emphasized the importance of a detailed geographic history in the diagnosis of "exotic" diseases, pointing out that the patient cannot be expected to volunteer what may seem to him totally irrelevant information. Most and
MARKELL EK. Filarial Infections in a California Clinic. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:1065–1070. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-6-1065
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(6):1065-1070.
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