F. M. POTTENGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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When bacteriology supplied the cause of infectious diseases it gave definite direction to the development of medicine, both preventive and curative, for several decades. By learning the cause and the method of transmission, preventive measures were instituted more or less simultaneously throughout the world. The effects of these were shown everywhere by a reduction in morbidity and mortality. As a result, in the United States the general death rate dropped from about 18 per 1,000 of the population 50 years ago, to about 11 today. Since most of the preventive measures have
POTTENGER FM. LIVING WITH THE WEATHER1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:502–512. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-3-502
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