IDA L. SHERMAN, M.S.; HEINZ F. EICHENWALD, M.D.
Viral hepatitis has recently gained increasing recognition as one of the most important communicable disease problems in the United States. Two separate entities are included under this term. One form, infectious hepatitis, has caused widespread outbreaks in this country from time to time during the past century51 or longer.13 The second form, serum hepatitis, which greatly resembles infectious hepatitis clinically but is produced by a separate, distinct infectious agent, also has become an increasingly important problem as the use of blood, plasma and parenteral medications has increased.
In 1952 viral hepatitis was added to the list of nationally reportable diseases
SHERMAN IL, EICHENWALD HF. VIRAL HEPATITIS: DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY BASED ON MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY STATISTICS*. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:1049–1069. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-44-6-1049
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(6):1049-1069.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis.
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