[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
October 13, 1962

Noguchi Error

Author Affiliations

Medical Director, Chief, Division of Foreign Quarantine, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington 25, D.C.

JAMA. 1962;182(2):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050410108027

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor:—  In The Journal (180:191 [June 23] 1962) there is a note in the Medical Greats section which states that Hideyo Noguchi "isolated and cultured the microorganisms for smallpox and Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae, which is responsible for yellow fever." Noguchi thought that he had identified the cause for yellow fever. This misapprehension is a matter of history, and it is now well known generally that the infectious agent of yellow fever has been identified as a filterable virus.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×