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March 22, 1924


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JAMA. 1924;82(12):990. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650380058035

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To the Editor:  —Supplementary to the interesting communication of Dr. John W. Shuman, concerning dengue (The Journal, March 1, p. 737), inspired by the editorial on dengue (The Journal, January 26, p. 306), may be mentioned the following, quoted from "Medical and Veterinary Entomology" by William B. Herms (New York, the Macmillan Company, Ed. 2, 1924, page 4): "Dengue or breakbone fever, a widely distributed disease of the tropics and subtropics, was found to be a mosquito borne disease by Graham while working in Syria in 1902. Graham, and later Ashburn and Craig, showed that several species of mosquitoes, such as Culex quinquefasciatus, say, and Aedes argenteus Poirret, are able to transmit the disease." A footnote relating to Graham details: Graham, Harris, 1902, Dengue: A Study of Its Mode of Propagation and Pathology, M. Rec. 61:204-207.

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