An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15518 entries, 13369 authors and 1905 subjects. Updated: January 18, 2022

SMITH, Wilson

2 entries
  • 5494

A virus obtained from influenza patients.

Lancet, 2, 66-68, 1933.

Smith,  Andrewes, and Laidlaw first isolated the influenza A virus in humans. They successfully infected ferrets with filtered throat-washings from influenzal patients by intranasal instillation.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Influenza, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Orthomyxoviridae › Influenza A Virus
  • 5497

Influenza infection of man from the ferret.

Lancet, 2, 121-23, 1936.

First record of successful passage of influenza from animal to man. The ferret had previously been infected with a virus from a case of influenza.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Influenza