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医生们在华特里德医院里头实验其他的治疗方法,这间医院是以证明蚊子会散播黄热病的医生的姓名来命名的

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美国陆军医师发现「黄热病」的病因
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没有人知道是什么导致经常致死的黄热病,但是这种疾病却会造成流行,在同一个区域里,人们会一个接着一个染病。人们对这个谜样般的疾病的恐惧一直要到美国陆军医师詹姆斯.卡罗 (James Carroll) 以自己的身体亲自做实验之后才稍微减轻。西元1900827日,卡罗让一只受到感染的蚊子叮咬他。他后来感染了相当严重的黄热病,但是他的同事华特.里德 (Walter Reed) 却因此证实蚊子确实会传递这种令人恐惧的疾病。


No one knew what caused the often-deadly yellow fever, but it occurred in epidemic proportions, with one person after another in a given area becoming sick. People feared the mysterious disease, until U.S. Army physician James Carroll endangered his own health in the name of science. On August 27, 1900, Carroll allowed an infected mosquito to feed on him. He developed a severe case of yellow fever but helped his colleague, Walter Reed, prove that mosquitoes transmitted the feared disease.

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