WILLIAM A. HARVEY, M.D.
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Increasing recognition of the high incidence of brucella infection throughout Europe1 and more recently in South America2 and the Orient3, 4, 5 and especially in certain areas of relatively high endemicity in the United Statese6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 is reflected in a professional "brucellosis mindedness" in the tentative diagnostic schema of many physicians. Unsatisfactory laboratory and clinical criteria, however, present a diagnostic problem,12, 13 and the imperfection of laboratory aids emphasizes the importance of realizing their limitation and of obtaining as well defined clinical criteria as present experience will permit.
The following case studies present both the diagnostic
HARVEY WA. PULMONARY BRUCELLOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:768–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-4-768
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(4):768-781.
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