J. CASALS, M.D.
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For the past 15 years the number of human cases of rabies in this country has averaged 55 per year. In animals, incomplete data obtained from state departments of health1 would indicate that for the period 1936-1940, the number is over ten thousand per year. The incidence of the disease in man and lower animals is greatest in the Southern and East-North-Central states, and in California.
Owing to its relatively high incidence in domestic and wild animals as well as to its dreadful clinical reaction, rabies, even though infrequent as a cause of death in man, constitutes an important public
CASALS J. A CURRENT VIEW OF THE RABIES PROBLEM1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:74–78. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-74
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(1):74-78.
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