W. D. TIGERTT, M.D.
To the editor: Operating under a need to be highly selective, Dr. Kass, in his recent article on the development of the speciality of infectious diseases in the United States (1), takes particular account of the contributions made in the early microbiologic era by George Miller Sternberg. Sternberg was probably the most influential microbiologist of his time; some details of his career are included in the body of the text and in a footnote. In the latter, probably by a lapsus calami, Kass states that Sternberg founded the Army Medical Corps. Kass meant, I think, to recognize one of Sternberg's
TIGERTT WD. Pioneer Microbiologist: George Miller Sternberg. Ann Intern Med. ;107:265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-265_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):265.
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