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It is always a pleasure to read a medical monograph by an individual who has devoted many years to the study of its subject. In 180 pages Dr. Felsenfeld crystallizes our knowledge of borreliosis (relapsing fever) and also presents the serious reader with 749 references. This human spirochetal disease is transmitted to man by the human body louse and by ticks. Sporadic cases, usually after tick bites, have appeared in southwestern United States, but extensive epidemic disease, which is louse-borne, occurs in Central America, South America, Asia, and Africa. It is a disease of filth, poor hygiene, and poverty, therefore,
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Borrelia Strains, Vectors, Human and Animal Borreliosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:822–823. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-822_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):822-823.
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