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RELAPSING FEVER IN CANADA

Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):100-102. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-100
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In 1933 Palmer and Crawford1 reported six cases of relapsing fever which occurred in the summers of 1930, 1931 and 1932 in the Arrow Lake region of British Columbia. In two of these cases spirochetes were found in the peripheral blood. This constitutes the first report of the occurrence of relapsing fever in Canada.

In the United States the disease has been so seldom recognized in the last fifty years that to most physicians it is little more than a name recalled from student days. Knowing, as we do, that epidemics of the disease have always been associated with times

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