JAMES MONROE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH M. KURUNG
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Following Darling's original description of histoplasmosis in 19061 from Panama and his subsequent communications regarding the same subject in 19082 and 1909,3 this disease was considered to be an extremely rare fatal tropical illness. Thereafter no report of a case of histoplasmosis was made in the medical literature until 1926, when Riley and Watson4 published their report of a case in a resident of Minnesota. Phelps and Mallory5 in the same year reported a case from Honduras.
It was Darling's impression that histoplasmosis was caused by a protozoan. This mistaken idea of the etiologic agent of this disease was corrected
MONROE J, KURUNG JM. HISTOPLASMOSIS, WITH REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE, PROVED BY CULTURE, WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE UPPER LOBE OF EACH LUNG SIMULATING ACTIVE BILATERAL APICAL PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:206–223. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-2-206
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(2):206-223.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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