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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1917
INFECTIOUS JAUNDICE—WEIL'S DISEASE—SPIROCHAETOSIS ICTEROHAEMORRHAGICA
In 1886, Weil1 described the disease which subsequently more or less consistently has been called Weil's disease. In case this term has come to include diseases of different etiology, which seems altogether likely, it naturally will require a more exact knowledge of the etiology than we now possess before the diseases in question can be fully and satisfactorily understood. The recent discovery both in Japan and Germany of a spirochete as the cause of acute febrile jaundice, believed to correspond fully to what is meant by the term "Weil's disease," marks a long advance in the direction just indicated. In Germany Huebener and
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(4):288–292. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270010288015
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