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May 7, 1910

DR. RICKETTS A MARTYR TO SCIENCE

JAMA. 1910;LIV(19):1549. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550450059009

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Abstract

As we go to press, notice reaches us of the death of Dr. Howard Taylor Ricketts at Mexico City, from typhus fever, a disease which he was at the time engaged in investigating. Dr. Ricketts was one of the foremost research investigators of this century; his researches on blastomycosis, his study of the Rocky Mountain fever, which occupied several summers in Montana, and his most recent work on typhus fever, have made his name known and honored throughout the scientific world. Some of this work has been done under grants from the Committee on Scientific Research of the American Medical Association, and for many years he has been a valued editorial writer on The Journal. Since his graduation in medicine in 1897, Dr. Ricketts has been an investigator and teacher. He was associate professor of pathology in the University of Chicago, and recently had been made professor of pathology in

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