RICHARD E. SHOPE, M.D.
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From the time of Pfeiffer's announcement of its discovery in 18921 to 1918 H. influenzae was quite generally regarded as the agent responsible for epidemic influenza. Because of this general belief, much of the huge volume of work done during the 1918-1920 pandemic was concerned with a further study of the relationship of this bacterium to the disease. The results obtained were confused and contradictory; some seemed to support the view that H. influenzae was the cause of the pandemic disease, others opposed it. An unbiased review of the large literature on the subject leads to the conclusion that, while
SHOPE RE. RECENT KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING INFLUENZA1. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:1–12. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(1):1-12.
Infectious Disease, Influenza, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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