DONALD W. SMITH, M.D.
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To the editor: We were pleased to see Dr. Stead and Dr. Bates' article on "silent" bacillemia in primary tuberculosis in the April ANNALS (74:559-561, 1971). Several papers were referenced that supported their statement that bacillemia in the course of primary tuberculosis has been demonstrated in animals. We wish to call attention to a demonstration of a bacillemia in animals reported in a paper (SMITH, MCMURRAY, WIEGESHAUS, et al: Am Rev Resp Dis 102:937-949, 1970) published while the Stead-Bates paper was in press. Our reason for calling attention to this paper is that evidence was obtained of a bacillemia in
SMITH DW. Bacillemia in Primary Tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:479–480. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-3-479_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(3):479-480.
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