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January 13, 1945

Tratado sobre las rickettsiasis y las fiebres exantemáticas, el tifus altiplánico

JAMA. 1945;127(2):126. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860020070031

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This is a book giving a complete picture of the diseases due to the rickettsias. It is divided into three chapters. The first treats of the rickettsias in general as to the nomenclature, origin, nature, morphology, staining, resistance, growth, mediums, susceptible animals and the biologic characteristics of the organisms of the various diseases designated rickettsia. The rickettsias are classified with their arthropod vectors. The second chapter gives a lucid, comprehensive study of the clinical aspects of the fiebres exanthematicas, including an interesting history of each disease. The epidemiology, histology, geographic distribution, treatment, prophylaxis and immunization are reviewed in a complete manner. In the third chapter the author deals in detail with the extremely metamorphic study of his original observations of "tifus altiplanica." (The term "altiplanica" refers to a specific region of southwestern Bolivia encompassing the states of Potosi and Oruro having an elevation of 9,000 to 13,000 feet.) The author

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