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February 20, 1943

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JAMA. 1943;121(8):612. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840080060017

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Dr. Dyer Heads New Committee for Typhus and Rickettsial Diseases  Dr. Rolla E. Dyer, assistant director of the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md., has accepted the chairmanship of a committee of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau for study of typhus and rickettsial diseases. According to Military Surgeon, creation of this committee was recommended at the eleventh Pan American Sanitary Conference held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 7-18, 1942. The particular purpose is "to determine the different varieties of typhus virus existing in each country with a view of obtaining better resources for vaccination, to study the reservoirs and vectors of virus in each country and to submit the conclusions of these studies to the proper conference."

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