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
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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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