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March 20, 1915

A CASE OF TYPHUS FEVER

Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(12):991. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570380039013

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Abstract

The identity of so-called Brill's disease and typhus fever has been established by Anderson and Goldberger, together with the mode of transmission by the body louse.

Sporadic cases have been reported in New York and Brooklyn (Brill, Louria, Nicoll, Ziegel, Coleman); Boston (Roger, Lee); Chicago (Strouse); Atlanta (Paullin); Milwaukee (Patck); Indiana (Charles); Virginia (Goldberger); Washington, D. C. (Newman).

Thus far no case of typhus fever has been reported from Minnesota or any of its cities. Following the suggestion of John F. Anderson that the observed cases should be reported from all parts of the United States, the following case in Minneapolis, Minn., is recorded.

Mr. G., a Jewish peddler, aged 50, married, no children, was seen on May 3, 1914.

Patient had been a healthy man all his life up to about two weeks prior to the time when he was taken sick. He then began to feel out of

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