ALEXANDER D. LANGMUIR, M.D.
The worldwide pandemic of Asian strain influenza during 1957 was the most dramatic epidemiologic phenomenon since the pandemics of influenza in 1918 and in 1889-1890. The accuracy of the predictions, the duration of the advanced warnings and the scope of the effort to control it in this country are unique in the history of organized medicine and public health.
In this presentation, I would like (1) to discuss briefly the remarkable character of the predictions that were made; (2) to describe the course of the epidemic in this country, including the wave of mortality in the winter and spring of
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LANGMUIR AD. ASIAN INFLUENZA IN THE UNITED STATES(ASIAN INFLUENZA IN THE UNITED STATES*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:483–492. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-483
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):483-492.
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