LEON V. MCVAY JR., M.D.; DOUGLAS H. SPRUNT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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There is probably no subject in modern medicine more neglected than that of Bacteroides-caused infections. Recent textbooks of internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, urology, otolaryngology, and even bacteriology scarcely mention this condition. Yet 35 such cases have been observed at the John Gaston Hospital in the past five years. It is our impression that Bacteroides infections occur much more frequently than would be concluded from a review of the literature. There are many reasons why infections with these organisms may go undiagnosed. The textbooks of bacteriology give little or no information concerning them, so that it is quite difficult for the
MCVAY LV, SPRUNT DH. BACTEROIDES INFECTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:56–76. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-56
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