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Scottish military physician, bacteriologist and pathologist, born May 29, 1855, Melbourne, Australia; died November 27, 1931.


  • Note on the Discovery of a micro-organism in Malta Fever. Practitioner, 1887, 39: 161-170.
  • The Micrococcus of Malta Fever.
    Practitioner, 1888, 40: 241-249.
  • On the Aetiology of Malta Fever.
    Army Medical Report for 1890: 365.
  • Sur une nouvelle forme de fievre.
    Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 1893, April: 289-304.
  • A note on the staining of leucocytes.
    Written with Almrod Wright.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1893, I: 400.
  • Preliminary Report on the Tsetse Fly Disease or Nagana, in Zululand. Durban, Bennett & Davis, 1895.
  • Further Report on the Tsetse Fly Disease or Nagana in Zululand. London, 1897.
  • Malta fever.
    Twentieth Century Pract, volume 14, new York, 1898.
  • Tsetse fly disease or nagana.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1901, 2: November-February.
  • Note on the discovery of a new trypanosome.
    Lancet, 1902, I: 664.
  • Progress Report on Sleeping Sickness in Uganda.
    Written with David Nabarro.
    Reports of the Sleeping Sickness Commission of the Royal Society, London, 1903, 1: 11-88.
  • Further Report on Sleeping Sickness in Uganda.
    Written with David N. Nabarro and E. D. W. Greig.
    Reports of the Sleeping Sickness commission of the Royal Society, 1903, 4: 1-87.
  • Report of the Commission on the Nature, Pathology, Causation, and Prevention of Dysentery and its Relationship to Enteric Fever, Part I: Aetiology of African Dysentery.
    London: HMSO, 1903.
  • Sleeping Sickness. Statement of Work Done by the Commission.
    Papers in the Contemporary Medical Archives, WT1 Rst G28/5.
  • Etiology of sleeping sickness.
    British Medical Journal, 1903, I: 1343-1352.
  • Analysis of the results of Professor Wright's method of antityphoid inoculation.
    Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1905, 4: 241-245.
  • Trypanosoma.
    In: Modern medicine: its theory and practice, in original contributions by American and foreign authors. Edited by William Osler, assisted by Thomas McCrae. Philadelphia and New York: Lea & Febiger, 1907-1910.
  • Malta fever. In: Osler’s Modern Medicine, volume 3, Philadelphia and New York, 1907.
  • The Development of Trypanosoma gambiense in Glossina palpalis.
    Written with E. A. Hamerton, H. R. Bateman, and F. P. Mackie.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1909, 81B, 405-414.
  • The Morphology of the Trypanosome Causing Disease in Man in Nyasaland.
    Written with D. Harvey, A. E. Hamerton, J. B. Davey, and Lady Bruce.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1912, 85: 423-433.
  • Trypanosomes Causing Disease in Man and Domestic Animals in Central Africa. The Croonian lectures.
    Lancet, 1915, 1: 1323-1330. 1915, 2: 1-6, 55-63, 109-115.
  • Camping in the tropics.
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1916-1917: 10: 199-206.
  • Cases of tetanus in home military hospitals.
    Lancet, 1916, II: 929-932.
  • Note on the incidence of tetanus among wounded soldiers.
    British Medical Journal, 1917, I: 118.
  • The intramuscular versus the intrathecal route in the treatment of tetanus by injection of antitoxin. Lancet, 1917, I, 680-682.
  • Analysis of cases of tetanus in home military hospitals.
    Lancet, 1917, I: 986-989.
  • Tetanus in home military hospitals: analysis of 1,000 cases.
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1917-1918, 11: 1.
  • Prevention of Disease.
    Nature (supplement), London, 1924: 216. Also, Science Washington, 1924, 60: 109-124. Other works pertaining to Malta fever, sleeping sickness etc:
  • David Livingstone:
    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. 1857.
    Dr. Livingstone's Cambridge Lectures, edited by W. Monk. 1858.
  • Robert Michael Forde (1861-1948):
    Some clinical notes on a European patient in whose blood a trypanosoma was observed.
    Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1902, 5: 261-263.
  • Joseph Everett Dutton:
    Preliminary note upon a trypanosome occurring in the blood of man.
    Thompson Yates Laboratory Report, 1902, 4: 455-468.
  • Aldo castellani:
    On the Discovery of a Species of Trypanosoma in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Cases of Sleeping Sickness.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1902-1903, 71: 501-508.
  • Reports of the Sleeping Sickness Commission.
    Royal Society, Nos. 1-11. London, 1903-1911.
  • Joseph Everett Dutton and John Lancelot Todd (1876-1949):
    The nature of tick fever in the eastern part of the Congo Free State.
    British edical Journal, 1905, 2: 1259-1260.
    Independently of Ronald Ross (1857-1932) and John Stewart Milne (died 1913), Dutton and Todd demonstrated relapsing fever in monkeys by infected ticks, Ornithodorus moubata. The organism was named Sp. duttoni (now Borrelia duttoni). Both Dutton and Todd contracted the disease, and the former died of it before the paper was published.
  • Reports of the Commission Appointed by the Admiralty, the War Office, and the Civil Government of Malta for the Investigation of Mediterranean Fever, Under the Supervision of an advisory Committee of the Royal Society.
    7 parts in one volume. London, 1905-1907.
  • Sir Edwin Ray Lankester (1847-1929):
    Nature's Revenges: The Sleeping Sickness.
    In: The Kingdom of Man. London, 1907, pp. 159-191.
  • M. T. Ashcroft:
    A Critical Review of the Epidemiology of Human Trypanosoma in Africa. Tropical Disease Bulletin, 1959, 56: 1073-1093.
  • C. Wilcocks:
    Trypanosomiasis. In: Aspects of Medical Investigation in Africa. London, 1962, pp 59-90.
  • J. N. P. Davies:
    The Cause of Sleeping Sickness? Part II.
    East African Medical Journal, 1962, 39: 145-160.
    Medical History, 1968, 12: 20-204.
    Informed Speculation on the Cause of Sleeping Sickness 1898-1903.
  • B. Matthews:
    Outward Bound. London, 1921: 19.
  • Basil John Steele Grogono:
    Sir David and Lady Bruce. Part I: A superb combination in the elucidation and prevention of devastating diseases.
    Journal of Medical Biography, London, May 1995, 3 (2): 79-83.
    Sir David and Lady Bruce. Part: Further adventures and triumphs.
    Journal of Medical Biography, London, August 1995, 3 (3): 125-132. Obituaries:
  • Sir David Bruce. British Medical Journal, 1931, II: 1067-1069.
  • Sir David Bruce. Lancet, 1931, II: 1270-1271.
  • Major General Sir David Bruce.
    Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1932, 58: 1-4.
  • Telegraph, November 30, 1931.

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