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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BURGDORFER, Willy

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Lyme disease - a tick-borne spirochetosis?

Science, 216, 1317-1319, 1982.

Discovery of the agent causing Lyme disease. Though the authors initially thought the disease might be a spirochetosis, the agent was attributed to a bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, named for Burgdorfer who discovered the bacterium. Order of authorship in the original publication was Burgdorfer, Barbour, Hayes....

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference.)



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Spirochetes › Borrelia , INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Lyme Disease