ROBERT S. GORDON JR., M.D.; JOHN C. FEELEY, PH.D.; WILLIAM B. GREENOUGH III, M.D.; HELMUTH SPRINZ; ROBERT OSEASOHN, M.D.
Dr. Robert S. Gordon, Jr.: Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease with high mortality, if untreated. Spreading from Asia, it swept Europe with devastating pandemics in the nineteenth century (1). The conquest of cholera was one of the first triumphs of scientific medicine and did much to establish in the public mind the value of environmental sanitation. During the first half of this century, cholera received but little scientific attention, having been largely confined to its endemic home in Bengal. The past decade has seen a marked increase in both the number of cases and in the geographic areas affected.
GORDON RS, FEELEY JC, GREENOUGH WB, SPRINZ H, OSEASOHN R. Cholera: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1328–1351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-6-1328
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(6):1328-1351.
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