August 2, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(5):321-325. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610310015005

To present a paper on this subject at a time when the periodicals are filled with articles of similar title, and to an audience, almost every member of which has had an all too large personal experience with the subject, requires a word of explanation, if not of apology. To be accurate, the title should read "The Symptomatology and Complications of Influenza as Seen in the Army in This Country." No attempt is made to record the manifestations of this disease as they appear in children, in women, or in persons of advanced years; nor as observed in our own, or in other, armies in Europe. Moreover, the statements to be made relate solely to the great epidemic which swept over the country in the autumn of last year. It is interesting to note, however, that in the late winter and the spring of 1918, epidemics of what was regarded

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