NOXON TOOMEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Parallel study of mountain fever and spotted fever affords a most useful method for ascertaining their characteristics, for establishing comparisons and differentials between them, and for determining their respective positions in the social, economic and medical life of our times. Indeed, one might be led to take for granted that inasmuch as both diseases have the same arthropod vector, epidemiology, parasitology and prophylaxis would be identical for the two. Such is true to a large extent but as the diseases do not absolutely conform in the mechanics of their pathogenesis, it is important to compare them in a way that
TOOMEY N. American Mountain Tick-Fever and Spotted Fever of the Rocky Mountains-Comparative Epidemography1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:601–612. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-601
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(5):601-612.
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