JOSEPH H. MCNINCH
Today we have before us for discussion a disease entity which has created intense interest among both medical and lay personnel in the Far East Command. During the month of June, 1951, there were admitted to the United States medical installations in Korea several patients with an acute febrile disease presenting a combination of symptoms and signs not previously encountered among United Nations personnel in Korea. The symptoms included malaise, weakness, chills, fever, headache (especially retrobulbar ache), blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms were associated with manifestations of hemorrhagic diathesis: petechial rash, marked injection of the conjunctivae, hematuria and
MCNINCH JH. FAR EAST COMMAND CONFERENCE ON EPIDEMIC HEMORRHAGIC FEVER: INTRODUCTION*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:53–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-38-1-53
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