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April 3, 1886

LETTER FROM BRAZIL.

JAMA. 1886;VI(14):385-386. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040021008

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Abstract

Yellow Fever—A Brazilian Pasteur—Treatment and Prophylaxis of Yellow Fever by Inoculation of the Attenuated "Cryptococus Xanthogenicus"—Beriberi, its Etiology and Genesis—Dr. Moncorvo and the "Polyclinica Geral"—Aneurism of the Subclavian.

The medical world will soon wake up to the fact that scientific research is not confined to the great European centres, and that a "Koch" or a "Pasteur" is quite as likely to turn up in the new as the old world. Brazil is already putting in her claim for a share of attention. Dr. Domingos José Freire, the results of whose studies on yellow fever have been going the rounds of the medical journals, has been called the Brazilian Pasteur, and well deserves the title. His recent work on the "Doctrine Microbiènne de la Fièvre Jaune, is a monument of honest, painstaking labor in a very difficult field, extending over a period of several years; it is a work

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