SAMUEL S. ALTSHULER; KELSE M. HOFFMAN; PATRICK J. FITZGERALD
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The free use of the electrocardiogram in military hospitals and an epidemic of diphtheria among unimmunized troops presented an opportunity for a reëvaluation of the non-specific electrocardiographic changes occurring in diphtheritic infections.
During combat, diphtheria was not a serious problem among the United States Forces, European Theater. Following the surrender of Germany in May 1945 and the closer concomitant contact of troops with the indigenous population, the incidence of the disease increased rapidly and reached epidemic proportions in the first five months of 1946. The incidence of diphtheria among troops of the United States Forces, European Theater and in the
ALTSHULER SS, HOFFMAN KM, FITZGERALD PJ. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN DIPHTHERIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:294–305. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-294
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(2):294-305.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Infectious Disease.
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