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Unformatted text preview: Still, it is amazing how seemingly unrelated diseases such as the stallion sickness, nagana, and the fly disease had a common cause. Although the first connection was made by David Bruce and his wife, Mary, when they saw the corkscrew-like creature in the blood of sick cattle to the same ‘flagellated parasite’ that David Gruby saw in the blood of fish, frogs, rats, camels and horses. Finally, it was by the work Patrick Manson and Dr. Robert Michael Forde that the connection was finally made between all three illnesses. It is really amazing how the work of different scientists and physicians in different parts of the world could finally all accumulate information that connects three seemingly unrelated illnesses....
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- Spring '10
- History, African trypanosomiasis, Trypanosoma, Mary Dobson, seemingly unrelated illnesses