ABRAHAM I. GOLDSCHLAGER, M.D.
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Prior to 1928, a diagnosis of trichinosis was usually made by microscopic examination of tissue removed from a patient whose symptoms and blood picture had suggested that possibility. The utility of the skin and precipitin tests developed by Bachman in that year has been remarked by several later observers, and this report adds further confirmatory evidence regarding the accuracy and sensitivity of these tests.
The disease occurs more commonly than is generally known. The United States Public Health Service for the year 1932 reported 263 cases from 15 states. For the first nine months of 1933, 13 states reported 208
GOLDSCHLAGER AI. TRICHINOSIS: A REPORT OF EIGHT CASES WITH SKIN AND PRECIPITIN TESTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:939–950. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-8-939
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(8):939-950.
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