GEORGE E. BAKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever was considered for many years to be a medical curiosity existent only in the Rocky Mountain states and portions of adjacent areas. In 1931 the disease was first proved to be present in other sections of the country, far removed from its supposed locale. Previously, competent physicians from time to time had insisted that they were seeing cases of tick fever in these latter areas, but little credence was given their contentions, it being assumed that they were confusing the disease with typhus fever because of its similar clinical manifestations. The infected individuals, however, were not
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BAKER GE. ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER(ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:247–269. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-2-247
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(2):247-269.
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