NOXON TOOMEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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A species of tick was the first arthropod proved to be a vector of disease caused by microgamic life. The relation first discovered did not involve the human body, but that of cattle. However, the discovery did afford the foundation for suppositions, based on analogy, that were soon extended to the theory of infectious diseases in man, with results that have afforded a scientific insight into the transmission of a great many of the most serious infectious diseases of man.
Apart from any consideration of ticks as possible vectors of disease to man, the disease-communicating tick of cattle was at
TOOMEY N. Control of the Tick Borne Diseases—Methods and Economics*. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1513–1525. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1513
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1513-1525.
Infectious Disease, Tick-Borne Diseases.
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