War and infection in the pre-antibiotic era: the Third Ottoman Army in 1915.

@article{Erdem2011WarAI,
  title={War and infection in the pre-antibiotic era: the Third Ottoman Army in 1915.},
  author={Hakan Erdem and Ahmet Tetik and Ozgur Arun and Bulent Ahmet Beşirbellioglu and Omer Coşkun and Can Polat Eyigun},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={
          690-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study, which evaluated historical data, was to delineate the probable impacts of infectious diseases on human populations under extraordinary circumstances. The second goal was to disclose the mortality rates for infectious diseases in the absence of antibiotics. METHODS The Third Ottoman Army records at the Turkish General Staff Military History and Strategic Study Directorate were studied retrospectively for the period between March 1915 and February 1916… CONTINUE READING

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