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
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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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