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July 14, 1951

Yellow Fever.

JAMA. 1951;146(11):1085. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670110105037

This distinguished volume is not a history of yellow fever of olden days, with its frequent epidemic visitation during the 18th and 19th centuries to the east coast and gulf ports of the United States and to the cities of Southern Europe. Nor is it a narrative of the discoveries, made by Finlay, by Reed and his colleagues and by Gorgas, of the etiology, epidemiology, and control of urban yellow fever. While these dramatic events are briefly considered in their appropriate setting, this book is primarily an account of the investigations of the Rockefeller Foundation. During the period 1916-1949, 422 articles on yellow fever were published by staff members of the Foundation, which made a financial contribution of nearly 14 million dollars to carry out these projects.

Following a preface by Dr. Strode, there are 10 separate sections, each consisting of several closely related chapters, viz., (1) Landmarks in the

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