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December 29, 1945

Bacillary Dysentery, Colitis and Enteritis

JAMA. 1945;129(18):1294. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860520062026

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Abstract

For many years in the temperate climes bacillary dysentery was regarded as being either nonexistent as a clinical entity or characterized only by occasional sporadic endemics. That Public Health Reports constantly reported, month by month, the recurrence of occasional cases of dysentery seemed of no moment or consequence and was generally ignored. The author of this book has been one of the foremost proponents of the thesis that carriers of this dreaded disease were always among us, that endemics were of frequent occurrence and that the chronic form of bacillary dysentery was constantly to be observed. The further theory that dysentery was in a direct manner associated with ulcerative colitis and even enteritis was his particular thesis, one which in past years he has labored hard to establish. By the collaborated studies of the International and the Pan American Dysentery Register he has had an unusual opportunity to collate all

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