JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
The Century Magazine for April contains two
articles that are in different ways of medical interest. In the first Prof.
Gary N. Calkins of Columbia University furnishes a very readable account of
the protozoa in disease and gives in an intelligible manner the general facts
in regard to the development of these disease-producers with which we are
specially concerned. The article is illustrated by original drawings from
the author's own pen and may be considered as authoritative, though appearing
in a popular magazine. He assumes perhaps a little too much in admitting—as
it appears to us that he does—that the protozoan origin of scarlet and
yellow fevers has been discovered, but that does not detract from the general
value of his article. Furnishing as it does in a brief but very comprehensible
way the main biologic facts in regard to pathologic sporozoa which are probably
not known to the great majority of physicians, the article is well worth reading
by medical men.
THE PROTOZOA IN DISEASE.. JAMA. 2004;291(14):1780. doi:10.1001/jama.291.14.1780-a