DONALD F. MARION; FREDERICK N. SWEETSIR
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There is no accurate estimate of the incidence of amebiasis in the United States. The results of independent and uncoördinated local surveys have failed to predict an acceptable national figure because of the failure in most instances to utilize accepted criteria for uniform and dependable studies. Despite the incredibly divergent estimates which have been published in recent years, general agreement has tentatively placed the incidence of carriers somewhere between Craig's 10 per cent1 and Faust's 20 per cent2 of the total population. Recently Brown, McHardy, and Spellberg3 have reported 14.1 per cent incidence in a Louisiana survey of ambulatory
MARION DF, SWEETSIR FN. AMEBIASIS IN MILITARY OVERSEAS RETURNEES*. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:186–191. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-24-2-186
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(2):186-191.
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