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Howard Taylor Ricketts - bibliography

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Biography

American bacteriologist and pathologist, born February 9, 1871, Findlay, Ohio; died May 3, 1910, Mexico City, Mexico.

Bibliography

  • Henrique da Rocha-Lima (1879-1956):
    Zur Aetiologie des Fleckfiebers.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1916, 53: 567-569.
    Rickettsia prowazeki, the cause of typhus, was first isolated by da Rocha-Lima, who named it after Ricketts and Prowazek, both of whom died of the disease. Howard Taylor Ricketts:
  • The transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever by the bite of the wood-tick (Dermacentor occidentalis).
    The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1906, 47: 358.
    Ricketts demonstrated that the wood tick Dermacentor andersoni is a vector of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever.
  • Infection, immunity and serum therapy.
    Chicago, A. M. A. Press, 1906; 2nd edition, 1913.
  • A micro-organism which apparently has a specific relationship to Rocky Mountain spotted fever. A preliminary report.
    The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1909, 52: 379-380.
  • The relation of typhus fever (tabardillo) to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
    With Russell Morse Wilder (1885-1952).
    Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1910, 5: 361-370.
    Ricketts and Wilder differentiated Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus.
  • The etiology of the typhus fever (tabardillo) of Mexico City. A further preliminary report.
    Howard Taylor Rocketts and Russell Morse Wilder (1885-1952).
    The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1910, 54: 1373-1375.
    Demonstration of the causal organism of typhus.
  • Contributions to medical science.
    Memorial paper published by the Chicago Pathological Society in 1911. Biographical etc:
  • Howard Taylor Ricketts. Science, Washington, 1910, 32 (826): 585-587.
  • Isidor Fischer (1869-1943), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre.
    Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.
  • Harry Wain (1907-1970):
    The Story Behind the Word. Some Interesting Origins of Medical Terms.
    Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, 1958.
  • Pierce C. Mullen:
    Ricketts, Howard Taylor.
    In: Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Encyclopædica Britannica.
  • Richard Toellner:
    Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin. Andreas & Andreas Verlag, Salzburg, 1990.
    Original title: Histoire de la Médicine, de la Pharmacie, de l'Art Dentaire et de l'Art Vétérinaire. Paris 1978.
  • P. C. Mullen:
    Bitterroot enigma: Howard Taylor Ricketts and the early struggle against spotted fever. Montana, 1983, 32 (1): 2-13
  • Jeremy M. Norman, editor:
    Morton’s Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton).
    Fifth edition. Scolar Press, 1991.

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