The Relationship of Yellow Fever of the Western Hemisphere to that of Africa and to Leptospiral Jaundice
The microorganism that causes yellow fever was not definitively identified until several decades after the disease was linked
to a mosquito vector. By the late 1920s, it seemed likely that more than one disease had been investigated as "yellow
fever," including that caused by a leptospira bacteria. In this article, Sawyer and his colleagues described their experiments
proving that the yellow fever then present in South America and West Africa, as well as earlier western hemisphere yellow
fever episodes, were the same disease; and that cases of jaundice caused by leptospira were a different disease, though sometimes
diagnosed as yellow fever.
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Sawyer, Wilbur A.
Kitchen, S. F.
Periodical: Sawyer, Wilbur A., S. F. Kitchen, Martin Frobisher, and Wray Lloyd. "The Relationship of Yellow Fever of the Western Hemisphere
to that of Africa and to Leptospiral Jaundice." Journal of Experimental Medicine 51, (1929): 493-517. Article. 25 Images.
Rockefeller University Press
Reproduced from the Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1929, 51, 493-517 by copyright permission of the Rockefeller University
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Yellow fever virus
The Yellow Fever Laboratory: Rockefeller Foundation, 1928-1937