The early history of coccidioidomycosis: 1892-1945.

  title={The early history of coccidioidomycosis: 1892-1945.},
  author={Jan V. Hirschmann},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={44 9},
Coccidioidomycosis was first discovered by a medical student in Argentina in 1892, and knowledge about the infection mostly arose from observations of clinicians and scientists in California, primarily at Stanford University Medical Center. Some discoveries came by chance. Many others arose from careful epidemiologic and clinical investigations in the San Joaquin Valley during the 1930s, when people migrated there from the "Dust Bowl" of the Midwest, and during the 1940s, when the events of… CONTINUE READING

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