TODD, John Lancelot
The nature of tick fever in the eastern part of the Congo Free State.Brit. med. J., 2, 1259-60, 1905.
Independently of Ross and Milne, Dutton and Todd demonstrated relapsing fever in monkeys conveyed by infected ticks, Omithodorus moubata. The organism was named Sp. (now Borrelia) duttoni. Both Dutton and Todd contracted the disease, and the former died of it before the paper was published.
Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Spirochetes › Borrelia , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Congo, Democratic Republic of the, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Lice-Borne Diseases › Relapsing Fever, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases, TROPICAL Medicine
Does a human tick-borne disease exist in British Columbia?Canad. med. Ass. J., 2, 686, 1912.
Report on the first cases of "tick paralysis", a potentially lethal disease treatable by removing the tick. Follow-up paper by Todd: "Tick bite in British Columbia," Canad. med. Assoc. J., 2 (1912) 1118-1119. Unlike most other tick-borne diseases tick paralysis is not caused by an infectious organism, but by a neurotoxin produced in the tick's salivary gland.
(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Tick Paralysis, TOXICOLOGY › Neurotoxicology
The etiology and pathology of typhus. Being the main report of the Typhus Research Commission of the League of Red Cross Societies to Poland.Cambridge, MA: The League of Red Cross Societies at the Harvard University Press, 1922.
The carefully controlled experiments of Wolbach, Todd, and Palfrey eliminated all doubt that R. prowazeki was the causal agent in typhus. Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.
Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Rickettsiales › Rickettsia › Rickettsia prowazekii , INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Lice-Borne Diseases › Typhus