The increasing number of publications on the actual and suspected role of Toxoplasma in human disease throughout the world has created an interest, in diverse branches of the medical profession, regarding the clinical manifestations and diagnosis of this source of infection. Pediatricians, ophthalmologists, and obstetricians have a special interest in this problem. Having supported studies on the role of Toxoplasma in human disease, the Research Grants Division of the National Institutes of Health, through its tropical medicine study section, called a conference to determine whether or not the time had come to transfer some of the responsibilities for the diagnosis of human toxoplasmosis from the sphere of research to that of routine practice. The first conference held in August, 1951, and a subsequent one held in July, 1952, reviewed the most recent experiences of a number of research laboratories with the serologic tests currently used for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis,
Sabin AB, Eichenwald H, Feldman HA, Jacobs L. PRESENT STATUS OF CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN MAN: INDICATIONS AND PROVISIONS FOR ROUTINE SEROLOGIC DIAGNOSIS. JAMA. 1952;150(11):1063–1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680110003002
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