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Collection Rocky Mountain Laboratory Photographs
Title Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles
Caption 1588-1
Description Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles joined the U.S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service in 1902 as the first director of the Hygienic Laboratory’s Division of Zoology. Before joining the Public Health and Marine Service he identified a new species of hookworm responsible for the anemia in the southern United States. In 1904 Dr. Stiles worked in Bitterroot Valley, Montana on Rocky Mountain spotted fever. He concluded that the earlier investigations by Dr. Wilson and Chowning were incorrect in identifying the tick as the carrier of this disease. He was also unable to see the piroplasma in infected blood which had been identified by Wilson and Chowning.

Accession number 1588-Ph
Number of images 2
Catalog Number 1588
Photographer Unknown
Place Washington, DC
Source Dr. Victoria Harden, NIH History Office / National Library of Medicine
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1910
Organizations Public Health and Marine Hospital Service (U.S.) (1902-1912)
Hygienic Laboratory (U.S.), Laboratory of Zoology (1887-1930)
Other number 1588
People Stiles, Charles Wardell