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The major feature of this publication is 278 pages of data from Dr. Allen's study in Chicago from 1946 to 1956. As an introduction to these tabulations, he provides seven short chapters covering various related topics: the 1883 to 1884 epidemic of postvaccinal hepatitis in Bremen; etiologic agents; immunity to the two viruses; and prevention of posttransfusional disease.
For investigators now studying posttransfusion hepatitis, the detailed compilations from the first major study of this epidemiologic entity will be useful. As the incidence and pattern of posttransfusion hepatitis undergo change because of preventive measures, comparisons with the earlier situation may be
The Epidemiology of Posttransfusion Hepatitis. Basic Blood and Plasma Tabulations.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:801. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-801_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):801.
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