MCKIM MARRIOTT, M.D.
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During recent years, much evidence has accumulated to emphasize the importance of focal infections in the causation of general disease during infancy and childhood. We have gradually come to realize that certain conditions, which previously have been regarded as nutritional and metabolic in origin, are in reality the result of infection. Certain infections such as those in tonsils and adenoids, middle ear, chest, genito-urinary system, bones and skin, can usually be recognized without much difficulty, by anyone who conducts a systematic search. There are other locations, however, in which infections occur which are not so obvious: for example in the
MARRIOTT M. The Relationship of Certain Focal Infections to General Disease in Infants and Young Children*. Ann Intern Med. 1927;1:1–8. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-1-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(1):1-8.
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