FRED R. MCCRUMB JR., M.D.
The causative agent of the human disease, plague, was first accurately described by Yersin in Hong Kong in the year 1894. Since that time much has been written about the bacillus of Yersin and great strides have been made in the control of this disease. It is a tribute to man's perseverance that thousands of physicians, public health workers, entomologists and other biological scientists have given freely of their time and even their lives in an attempt to control this scourge of mankind. Spread of the modern pandemic from foci in Asia eastward to the endemic regions of today in
FRED R. MCCRUMB. MODERN CONCEPTS OF PLAGUE CONTROL. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:1446–1454. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1446
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