G. GILL RICHARDS, M.D.
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever may be described as an acute tick-born infectious disease. It was formerly thought to be indigenous to the West where it is most prevalent in the states of Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Montana, but recently cases have been reported from the Atlantic states by Badger, Dyer and Rumreich1 of the United States Public Health Service. These cases, of which there were forty in Maryland alone in 1931, are clinically and immunologically identical with those seen in the West.
The disease probably existed in the Rocky Mountain region for years before the coming of the white man.
RICHARDS GG. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1207–1211. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-9-1207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(9):1207-1211.
Infectious Disease, Tick-Borne Diseases.
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