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February 16, 1901

THE ETIOLOGY OF YELLOW FEVER.AN ADDITIONAL NOTE.

Author Affiliations

SURGEON, UNITED STATES ARMY.; ACTING ASSISTANT-SURGEONS, U. S. ARMY.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(7):431-440. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470070017001f
Abstract

At the Twenty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association,1 held in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 22-26, 1900, we presented, in the form of a preliminary note, the results of our bacteriologic study of yellow fever, based on cultures taken from the blood in eighteen cases, at various stages of the disease, as well as on those which we had made from the blood and organs of eleven yellow fever cadavers. We also recorded the results obtained from the inoculation of eleven non-immune individuals by means of the bite of mosquitoes (culex fasciatus, Fabr.) that had previously fed on the blood of patients sick with yellow fever. We were able to report two positive results, in which the attack of yellow fever followed the bite of a mosquito within the usual period of incubation of this disease.

In one of these cases all other sources of infection could be

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