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Darwin's Illness

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Darwin's Illness

D Adler. Isr J Med Sci.


Darwin's chronic ill health began after 1838. By his own account he had been exposed to Triatoma infestans, a vector of Chagas' disease, and his symptoms were compatible with Chagas' disease. The case for rejecting a diagnosis of Chagas' disease is reviewed; however, the weight of evidence favors this diagnosis, as originally suggested by Saul Adler.

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