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RELAPSING FEVER IN CHILDREN

RELAPSING FEVER IN CHILDREN Hippocrates probably described the first epidemic of relapsing fever,1 and no further mention of this disease was made until 1741, when Rutty2 observed a disease of this type associated with typhus fever during an epidemic in Dublin. In 1857 Livingston reported that in South Africa a peculiar type of relapsing fever often followed the bite of a tick. During an epidemic in Germany in 1873, Obermeyer confirmed his earlier observation (1868) that relapsing fever was a spirochetosis by demonstrating spirochetes in the blood of a large number of patients. In 1904, the spirochete of African relapsing fever was discovered independently by a number of workers, and Dutton and Todd proved its transmission by a tick. In 1907 Novy discovered the spirochete causing the American disease. Sargent and Folley (1910) proved that European relapsing fever was transmitted by a louse. The first case in the United States occurred in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1934 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960150118011
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Abstract

Hippocrates probably described the first epidemic of relapsing fever,1 and no further mention of this disease was made until 1741, when Rutty2 observed a disease of this type associated with typhus fever during an epidemic in Dublin. In 1857 Livingston reported that in South Africa a peculiar type of relapsing fever often followed the bite of a tick. During an epidemic in Germany in 1873, Obermeyer confirmed his earlier observation (1868) that relapsing fever was a spirochetosis by demonstrating spirochetes in the blood of a large number of patients. In 1904, the spirochete of African relapsing fever was discovered independently by a number of workers, and Dutton and Todd proved its transmission by a tick. In 1907 Novy discovered the spirochete causing the American disease. Sargent and Folley (1910) proved that European relapsing fever was transmitted by a louse. The first case in the United States occurred in

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1934

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