Studies on the epidemiology of sarcoidosis in the United States: the relationship to soil areas and to urban-rural residence.

@article{Gentry1955StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the epidemiology of sarcoidosis in the United States: the relationship to soil areas and to urban-rural residence.},
  author={John T. Gentry and HaroldM. Nitowsky and Mark Michael},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1955},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={
          1839-56
        }
}
During World War II, there were 350 recognized cases of sarcoidosis among American Armed Forces personnel. These cases, chosen in a relatively unselected manner, afford an admirable opportunity for investigation into some of the aspects of the epidemiology of this disease. Preliminary studies of this group have demonstrated a striking concentration of patients' birthplaces in the Southeastern United States (1, 2). Although cases in negroes predominated, the observed geographic localization… CONTINUE READING

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