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The director emeritus of the department of animal pathology of the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research is abundantly qualified by long contact with research on parasitism and disease to make a critical presentation of this subject in the light of his long and varied experiences with the experimental analysis of the factors in disease and its prevention and control. His discovery of t[ill]e [ill]e relation of the cattle tick to the Texas fever of cattle opened the relation of insect vectors to the transmission of disease of parasitic origin, a relation that was basic to the later analysis and solution of the causes of malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, typhus fever and other insect-borne afflictions of man and the domestic animals.
The lectures here expanded and modified in book form were delivered on the Louis Clark Vanuxem Foundation. The book lacks the illustrations that accompanied the lectures but retains the freedom from
Parasitism and Disease. By Theobald Smith. JAMA. 1934;103(16):1257–1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750420069025