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1 December 2017 History of the Discovery of the Mode of Transmission of Yellow Fever Virus
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This essay documents and examines the historical circumstances and events surrounding the discovery of the mode of transmission of yellow fever virus in Cuba. Close scrutiny of the articles published by Walter Reed and his colleagues in 1900, 1901 and 1902 reveals their limitations as historic documents. Fortunately, other sources of information from that period survive in letters and documents written by individuals involved in the quest for the mode of transmission. Examination and comparison of those sources of information unveiled a fascinating story which reveals that misunderstandings engendered by published articles accorded merit where it was not fully due.

Alan N. Clements and Ralph E. Harbach "History of the Discovery of the Mode of Transmission of Yellow Fever Virus," Journal of Vector Ecology 42(2), (1 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1111/jvec.12261
Received: 18 July 2017; Accepted: 1 August 2017; Published: 1 December 2017
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