NOXON TOOMEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Among plagues of great economic importance, typhus fever has had a long and historically prominent place. Particularly during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the early decades of the Industrial Era was typhus most prevalent. However, not even today is typhus a whit less devastating than formerly, whenever war, famine or civic commotion gives it an opportunity to override its barriers.
Typhus fever has, since 1837, been recognized as a disease entity, an exanthematic entity, without apparent kinship to the other exanthematic fevers, or the other continued fevers of short or long duration. Separated initially by Gerhard and Pennock, and
TOOMEY N. The Typhus-Spotted Fever Group. Ann Intern Med. ;6:542–562. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-542
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(4):542-562.
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