NOXON TOOMEY, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Considering their world wide spread, and the toll of life they take annually, the typhus and typhus-like fevers are foremost among the grave fevers about which there is, at present, very little established concerning their microbic origin.167 Consequently, specific therapy for these malignant fevers, so very urgently needed, has remained, and will perhaps continue to remain, contingent for its development upon discovery of more complete and exact facts concerning their microbic origin. Therefore, any data, even the least, should be made known in order that the typhus group of diseases may be placed on as complete and as scientific a
TOOMEY N. Typhus-Like (Spotted) Fever from Tick-Bite1: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Type; Identified with a Symbiont Proteus-like Septicemia. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1296–1307. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1296
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(10):1296-1307.
Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Tick-Borne Diseases.
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