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June 28, 1947

Human Torulosis: A Clinical, Pathological and Microbiological Study with a Report of Thirteen Cases

JAMA. 1947;134(9):837. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880260095032

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The authors present a detailed study of 13 proved casesof torulosis, 8 of which came to postmortem examination. Combined with the discussion of their own cases are numerous illustrative excerpts from articles in United States, English, South African and Australian medical journals in which there have been reported some 120 cases of the disease. These are documented by a bibliography of 134 references.

The presentation of the subject is divided into ten sections. The first is devoted to historical background, the second to detailed discussion of the clinical and pathologic findings, and the remaining ones to the infection in the various physiologic systems, the microbiology of the causative organisms, torulosis of experimental animals, the detailed pathology of the disease, laboratory diagnosis, sources and routes of infection, treatment, summary and conclusions. The authors believe that the disease is more common than reports in the literature would indicate. In the majority of

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