JOHN F. ENDERS, PH.D.
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The importance of the problems of the control and prevention of mumps among military personnel was illuminated by the events of the last war when nearly four million man days were lost from duty because of this disease. Wesselhoeft and Walcott1 recently, in an excellent review, have reëmphasized the rôle which epidemic parotitis can play in interfering seriously with the training and movements of troops and have clearly defined the lacunae in our knowledge and our technic which have rendered prevention and control unsatisfactory.
Of these deficiencies perhaps that most keenly felt is the lack of a simple method analogous
ENDERS JF. OBSERVATIONS ON IMMUNITY IN MUMPS*. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:1015–1019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-1015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):1015-1019.
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