Washington, Government Printing Office : 1899
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RARE US GOVERNMENT REPORT ON YELLOW FEVER ON THE EVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF ITS TRANSMISSION BY MOSQUITOES (1900). 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, recent black cloth binding, gilt title to spine, iii, 285-454, 98 pages. Abstracted from 1898 Annual Report of the Marine Hospital Service. Very good. CARLOS FINLAY (1833-1915) , a Cuban doctor and scientist, first proposed in 1881 that yellow fever might be transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct human contact. Since the losses from yellow fever in the Spanish-American War in the 1890s were extremely high, Army doctors began research experiments wit... View More...