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
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TOOMEY N. The Typhus-Spotted Fever Group. Ann Intern Med. 1932;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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