BYRON M. STUART, M.D.; ROSCOE L. PULLEN, M.D.
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In the period from January 1, 1929, to December 31, 1944, 180 cases of endemic (murine) typhus fever were observed in the Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans. Although several of these cases have been previously reported,1, 2 our observation of approximately one-half of the entire series during the past three years warrants an analysis of these cases from the clinical viewpoint.
Both European and Mexican epidemic typhus have been introduced into the United States from time to time. One of the best known instances of importation from Europe was the Philadelphia epidemic, in 1836, when Gerhard3 successfully differentiated
STUART BM, PULLEN RL. ENDEMIC (MURINE) TYPHUS FEVER: CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS OF 180 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:520–536. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-4-520
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(4):520-536.
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