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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 14, 2004

THE PROTOZOA IN DISEASE.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(14):1780. doi:10.1001/jama.291.14.1780-a

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.

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