Histoplasmosis for many years was believed to be a rare tropical disease. Twenty years elapsed between the description by Darling1 of 3 cases which he had found in 1905 and 1906 and the next diagnosis, which was made by Riley and Watson2 in 1926. During the past decade the disease has been found widespread in the United States and in widely scattered places throughout the world. As an indication of the frequency of occurrence of histoplasmosis we have the fact that 9 cases originating in Michigan were discovered between November 1938 and December 1940.
It is the purpose of this paper to report the 5 cases of histoplasmosis which have been observed at the University of Michigan Hospital, 1 case that originated in Ohio but was diagnosed in the Department of Pathology of the University of Michigan, and 1 case that was diagnosed by Dr. Paul Steiner of
PARSONS RJ, ZARAFONETIS CJD. HISTOPLASMOSIS IN MANREPORT OF SEVEN CASES AND A REVIEW OF SEVENTY-ONE CASES. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(1):1–23. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210250008001
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