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Technics for the study of viruses have improved greatly in recent years. New groups of viral agents are being recovered from man at an unprecedented rate, many still awaiting assessment of their place in human disease. "New" clinical entities with specific causative agents are being segregated from the perplexing mass of fever of unknown origin. Most of this is being done by virus laboratories with more or less special interests. Except in rather rare instances, however, the practitioner of medicine has little access to diagnostic facilities of a routine nature for viral diseases. Paradoxically, at a time when newly recognized
Introduction to Virology.. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:584. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-584_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(3):584.
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