EDWARD NICHOLS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MILA E. RINDGE, M.D.; G. GARDINER RUSSELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It was prophetic that one of the early and undoubtedly most widely read reports of Rickettsialpox should have appeared in The New Yorker in August, 1947.1 At the time of the Kew Gardens outbreak in 1946, investigations established Rickettsia akari as the etiologic agent of the disease and identified the rôle played by the mite, Allodermanyssus sanguineus, and the house mouse in transmitting the disease to man.2, 3, 4 Until a small outbreak occurred in an apartment house in Hartford in 1952,5 only two other naturally occurring cases, both from Boston,6, 7 had been reported beyond the metropolitan limits of
NICHOLS E, RINDGE ME, RUSSELL GG. THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE HABITS OF THE HOUSE MOUSE AND THE MOUSE MITE (ALLODERMANYSSUS SANGUINEUS) TO THE SPREAD OF RICKETTSIALPOX*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:92–102. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-92
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(1):92-102.
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