M. C. P.
In 1935 the outbreak of an unknown fever among a large number of workers in a meat work in Brisbane, Australia, led Dr. E. H. Derrick, the Director of the Laboratory Section of the Queensland Health Department, to investigate the cause of the outbreak. These investigations, which lasted over several years, led to our first knowledge of what is now known as the clinical entity of "Q fever." In his first publication in 1937, Derrick1 gave a thorough clinical description of nine typical cases of the infection and in addition reported his work on the nature of the virus causing
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P. MC. Q FEVER. Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:154–162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-1-154
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