An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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ZAMMIT, Themistocles

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A preliminary note on the susceptibility of goats to Malta fever.

Proc. roy. Soc. B., 76, No. B 510, 377, 378., 1905.

Zammit discovered that contaminated goat milk was the vector for transmission to humans of the Malta fever bacterium, Brucellosis melitensis. At the time goat milk was a primary source of milk in Malta and other parts of the world. Zammit's campaign to Pasteurize goat milk led to eradication of the disease in Malta and other parts of the world.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference.)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Malta, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Brucellosis, PUBLIC HEALTH