The expedition was undertaken for the purpose of investigating certain obscure forms of tropical disease in South America, particularly verruga peruviana, as well as with the idea of collecting material to be used for the instruction of students in the various courses of tropical medicine to be inaugurated at Harvard University in November of the present year. After proceeding to Colon and Panama we continued down the west coast of South America to Buenaventura, Colombia, and thence to Guayaquil. In Buenaventura, Guayaquil and the vicinity, material relating to biting insects, animal parasites, caraate, frambesia, plague, malaria and particularly yellow fever was collected. The studies carried on in relation to these localities will be considered in the complete report of the expedition to be made at a later date.
From Guayaquil we proceeded to Peru, where at Lima, and in a number of the mountain towns in the interior, the major
STRONG RP, TYZZER EE, BRUES CT, SELLARDS AW, GASTIABURU JC. VERRUGA PERUVIANA, OROYA FEVER AND UTA: PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE FIRST EXPEDITION TO SOUTH AMERICA FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TROPICAL MEDICINE OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY. JAMA. 1913;61(19):1713–1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350200039013
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