THOMAS E. SHAFFER, M.D.
Just a few years ago it appeared that the only room for expansion for research in infectious diseases was in studies of viruses. Bacterial diseases seemed to be conquered through antimicrobial therapy and immunizations. Few persons would have predicted then that, before long, serologically identifiable strains of the commonplace Escherichia coli would be shown to be the cause of epidemic diarrhea of infants, as well as of sporadic enteritis in adults,1, 2 or that the ubiquitous Staphylococcus aureus would come to occupy such a prominent position among current medical problems. Yet such is the case, as the result of developments
SHAFFER TE. THE PROBLEM OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:614–620. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-3-614
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