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Of all the viral diseases affecting humans, influenza undoubtedly has been given the most attention by historians, clinicians, epidemiologists, and researchers. Therefore, devoting an entire text to this subject appears justified because there is too much information to address adequately in a general textbook.
Earlier monographs on influenza primarily dealt with selected aspects of the disease such as clinical manifestations, epidemiology, or research. This monograph encompasses a consideration of influenza that seeks to include all these elements. The introductory section, which chronicles the historic aspects, is divided into three periods: pre-1889 (based on historical records); 1889 to 1933 (incorporation of
Influenza.. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:651–652. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-651_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):651-652.
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