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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

Perspective

Reanalyzing the 1900–1920 Sleeping Sickness Epidemic in Uganda

E.M. Fèvre*Comments to Author , P.G. Coleman†, S.C. Welburn*, and I. Maudlin*
Author affiliations: *University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Midlothian, United Kingdom; †London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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Table 1

Time sick pre-admission and total time to death for 11 patients admitted to Mengo, 1901–1910

No. Sex Approx. Age Months sick 
pre-admission Admission date Date of death Time in hospital (months) Time sick predeath (months)
2 F 11 3 Feb13, 1901 Mar 8, 1901 0.77 3.77
3 M 30 1 Apr 20, 1901 May 8, 1901 0.60 1.60
4 F 10 6 Apr 25, 1901 May 8, 1901 0.43 6.43
13 M - 3 Jul 29, 1901 Aug 28, 1901 1.00 4.00
18 M - 3 Sep 16, 1901 Oct 19, 1901 1.10 4.10
26 M 18 0.03 Jun 28, 1903 Jul 4, 1903 0.20 0.23
133 M 20 0.20 Jun 23, 1907 Jul 8, 1907 0.50 0.70
136 M 40 24 Jul 3, 1907 Jul 10, 1907 0.23 24.23
171 F 40 1 Apr 24, 1909 May 4, 1909 0.33 1.33
181 M 20 5 Mar 1, 1910 Mar 12, 1910 0.37 5.37
189 M 45 1 Jun 9, 1910 Jun 24, 1910 0.50 1.50

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