WESLEY W. SPINK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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"If only the schoolmen had measured instead of classifying, how much they might have learnt!"
From—Science and the Modern World Alfred North Whitehead.
Although brucellosis was defined as a human infection toward the close of the Nineteenth Century, subsequent understanding of the illness was confused by attempts at classifying the clinical forms of the disease. Brucellosis does have a variable clinical pattern. For this reason, it is understandable why Hughes,1 in one of the earliest and best descriptions of the disease, classified brucellosis under four types—the malignant type, the undulatory type, intermittent type, and the irregular and mixed types. This
SPINK WW. WHAT IS CHRONIC BRUCELLOSIS?1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:358–374. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-358
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):358-374.
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