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The Diarrhea of Travelers to Mexico: Summary of Five-Year Study

B. H. KEAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(5_Part_1):605-614. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-59-5-605
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I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.—22nd Psalm

Dysentery of this Arabian coast used to fall like a hammer blow and crush its victims for a few hours, after which the extreme effects passed off; but it left men curiously tired . . . —T. E. LAWRENCE, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Turista—the diarrhea of travelers—is known by experience or hearsay to all who have traveled abroad (1, 2). Its synonyms* are as numerous as the theories about its cause



diarrhea ; mexico ; traveler

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