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The early history of coccidioidomycosis: 1892-1945.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17407039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coccidioidomycosis was first discovered by a medical student in Argentina in 1892, and knowledge about the infection mostly arose from observations of clinicians and scientists in California, primarily at Stanford University Medical Center. Some discoveries came by chance. Many others arose from careful epidemiologic and clinical investigations in the San Joaquin Valley during the 1930s, when people migrated there from the "Dust Bowl" of the Midwest, and during the 1940s, when the events of World War II brought military recruits, prisoners of war, and persons of Japanese descent to camps and other areas of endemicity. Especially impressive were the contributions of Charles E. Smith, who tirelessly studied this disease throughout his professional career.
Jan V Hirschmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-04     Completed Date:  2007-04-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1202-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Washington and Puget Sound Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coccidioidomycosis / history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Mycology / history*
United States
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Charles E Smith

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