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March 30, 1900

REPORT OF THE YELLOW FEVER COMMISSSION OF THE LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1900;XXXVI(13):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02470130045011
Abstract

Last summer the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine sent Dr. Herbert E. Durham and Dr. Walter Myers to Para, Brazil, for the purpose of studying yellow fever. About two months ago both these investigators were attacked by yellow fever. Unfortunately Dr. Myers died, as noticed in The Journal. Dr. Durham, who recovered, has issued preliminary reports1 of the results so far obtained in their work. These were printed in The Journal of March 9, p. 679, and show that they have found a fine, small bacillus in the organs of all fatal cases of yellow fever examined. This bacillus is found in the contents of the lower intestine, also in great preponderance over other micro-organisms. While it is likely that this bacillus has been seen by Sternberg and other observers, the reason that it has been accorded little or no notice heretofore is probably due to the difficulty with

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