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Institute of Medicine Report on Toxic Shock Syndrome

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):133. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-133_1
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In 1981, because of growing concern over the toxic shock syndrome, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences formed the Committee on Toxic Shock Syndrome. The committee held a conference on toxic shock syndrome in November 1981, the proceedings of which were published as Part 2 of our June 1982 issue (1).

The committee has now released a report, "Toxic Shock Syndrome: Assessment of Current Information and Future Research Needs," containing recommendations based on information presented at the conference (2) and information from other sources. Copies of the 128-page report are available for $10.50 each. Payment should


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