ARLIE V. BOCK, M.D.
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Notwithstanding the fact that medical literature abounds with discussions concerning acute upper respiratory tract infections, one need not apologize for bringing the subject to the attention of this audience. Roughly speaking, these infections account for about 50 per cent of the time lost from work in this country (Brundage (19281)). Dochez2 makes the statement that "epidemiological studies indicate that on the average every man, woman, and child in the United States experiences about two and one-half colds each year." While such a statement is not readily capable of proof, the fact remains that no other condition disables manpower to the
BOCK AV. CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS, COMPLICATIONS, AND TREATMENT OF ACUTE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS*. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:317–322. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-12-3-317
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(3):317-322.
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