DONALD R. KOERNER, M.D.
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The purpose of this article is to report the unusual occurrence of an uncommon syndrome found in the native population of Guam. At the same time the American literature of the past 20 years has been reviewed to determine whether any notable differences could be demonstrated between the condition as found on Guam and as described in the literature.
Guam is an island of the Micronesian group, located about 13° above the equator in a climate where the temperature averages consistently about 85° F., and whose yearly rainfall averages about 80 inches. It is peopled by Chamorros whose original ancestry
KOERNER DR. AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ON GUAM: A CLINICAL STUDY AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE*. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1204–1220. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1204
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1204-1220.
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