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John L. Lavan, M.D.
JAMA. 1926;86(12):839. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720380001013.
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In connection with my work as city epidemiologist, the five cases of tularemia here reported were encountered in Kansas City during the month of December. According to Francis, these are the first authentic cases of tularemia ever to be reported in Missouri. The infection came from two places, one from rabbits killed near Peculiar, Mo., and the other from rabbits shot at Fontana, Kan., a small place near Kansas City, Mo. All five cases presented a typical history and proved very resistant to ordinary methods of treatment. Tularemia was thought of as soon as it came to my attention, and with the assistance of Dr. Glover, who is attached to the food and dairy division of the health department, the cases were rounded up and worked out. Diagnosis was confirmed by agglutination tests of blood sent to Washington for that purpose.


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