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October 21, 1944

Infectious Anemias Due to Bartonella and Related Red Cell Parasites

JAMA. 1944;126(8):527. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850430061029

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This monograph is an intensive study of bartonella infections in man and animals with a digest of the literature (723 references). In man, Carrion's disease (Oroya fever and verruga peruana) as well as asymptomatic bartonellosis are encountered in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. There is suggestive evidence that the area, which appears to correspond with the distribution of certain species of sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus, may be spreading. The bacteriology, symptomatology, blood changes, pathology and therapeutic measures are presented in detail and discussed. A chapter is devoted to the public health aspects of bartonellosis. As Dr. Tyzzer notes in the introduction, "the present monograph should serve as a reliable, modern and full source of information and reference; the South American literature, which is so difficult of access, being particularly well represented."

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