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February 18, 1950


JAMA. 1950;142(7):505. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910250053023

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To the Editor:—  In the discussion of Dr. Barker's article (Rickettsialpox, J. A. M. A. 141:1119 [Dec. 17] 1949) Dr. Eugene Traugott Bernstein, New York, credits Dr. Morris Greenberg of the New York Health Department with the discovery of the mite vector, Allodermanyssus sanguineus, of rickettsialpox.It is a matter of public record that a Mr. Charles Pomerantz, an exterminator, discovered the mite, as detailed in the Archives of Dermatology & Syphilology (57:767 [April] 1948) in the report of the Bronx Dermatological Society meeting of Oct. 17, 1946, under the title "Rickettsialpox Due to Allodermanyssus Sanguineus," presented by Drs. Marion B. Sulzberger and A. A. Fisher. This was the first discussion of rickettsialpox before any medical society. Mr. Pomerantz was co-author with public health officials of an article on this subject (Huebner, R. J.; Jellison, W. L., and Pomerantz, C.: Pub. Health Rep.61: 1677, 1946). There is

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