F. KEVIN MURPHY, M.D.; H. BRUCE DULL, M.D.
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To the editor: The article by Fierer, Bazeley, and Braude in the August issue (Ann Intern Med 79:225-228, 1973) will be appreciated by physicians, immunologists, and virologists alike for its importance to the understanding of the pathogenesis of herpesvirus infections in general, and of herpes B encephalomyelitis in particular. Their cogently presented argument for latency and reactivation of herpes B makes their paper considerably more valuable than the usual case report, and it has far-reaching implications for the epidemiology of this disease in laboratory personnel.
But we find highly objectionable the use, in published medical reporting, of patient identification that
MURPHY FK, DULL HB. Identification of Patients. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:907. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-907_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):907.
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