WM. J. KERR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The subject under discussion concerns each one of us. During the course of a year very few persons escape one or more attacks of the malady we may designate as the common cold. Like taxes, it is always with us, and no treatment yet devised, including the over-publicized antihistaminic drugs, has ever certainly prevented or cured an attack. The implications of the subject should remind us of the entangled and intertwined concepts which cloud our thinking and confuse the public and the profession alike.
There is very little factual information upon which all can agree. It is common knowledge that
KERR WJ. THE COMMON COLD AND ITS IMPLICATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:333–345. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-333
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(2):333-345.
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