J. HOWARD MUELLER, PH.D.
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By way of orientation, it may be well to review briefly the facts, so far as they appear to be known, regarding the elements involved in the spread of epidemic meningococcal infection. We shall then be in a position to examine the evidence which supports certain of these matters and to call attention to the lacunae which still exist and which make it difficult to outline any reasonable program for control of this disease.
It has long been recognized that the meningococcus finds its normal habitat, as far as is known, in the human nasopharynx. Occasionally, and presumably from this
MUELLER JH. THE RELATION OF THE CARRIER TO EPIDEMIC MENINGITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:974–977. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-974
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):974-977.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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