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March 9, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(10):673. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470100065013

There appears on another page the substance of the "interim report" of Dr. H. E. Durham and the late Dr. Walter Myers, the British yellow fever commission that has been investigating this disease in South America. Their discovery of a new claimant for the "germship," so to speak, of yellow fever, is an interesting addition to the sum of facts on the disease. The report was prepared before the authors had received any accounts of the later experiments of the American investigators in Cuba, as they remark that the man-to-man transference of yellow fever by a mosquito is hardly intelligible for bacillary disease and that it "does not seem to be borne out by the experiments." The incontestable evidence offered by Drs. Reed,2 Carroll and Agramonte was evidently unknown to them, and it certainly does not specially favor a bacterial theory of the etiology. The American experimenters offer no

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