MILTON S. SACKS, M.D.
The prevalence of leptospiral infections is probably less fully appreciated by the medical profession of this country than in other parts of the world, particularly Europe. Yet competent investigators have repeatedly pointed out that conditions necessary for the occurrence of human leptospirosis exist in relative abundance in the United States.1, 2, 3 The reasons for this discrepancy are many. Clinical presentation of this group of diseases is inadequate in that only one type, Weil's disease, in its more severe form is usually presented as the classical prototype of leptospiral infection. Many cases of leptospirosis which deviate from the typical clinical
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SACKS MS. THE PROBLEM OF LEPTOSPIROSIS. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:481–486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-481
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