Science 233 Kilborne told him [Theobald Smith ] of the cattlemen’s ridiculous theory about the ticks... “No ticks--no
fever.” DeKruif, Microbe Hunters. Texas
Science 238 "Theobald Smith...In the field where there were southern cattle and ticks, the northern cattle died of Texas fever; in the field where there were southern cattle without ticks the northern cows grew fat and remained happy; in the field where there were no southern cattle but only ticks--there, too, the northern cattle came down with Texas fever." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.
Science 250 "Like Theobald Smith, [David] Bruce was a man to respect and to test folk-hunches and superstitions." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.
Science 268 "To listen to these two, you would think each would rather this noble discovery had remained buried, than have the other get a mite of credit for it." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters. Gaining credit: the curse of scholars.
Science 286 "This was what Ronald Ross seemed to forget: That nature is everlastingly full of surprises and annoying exceptions…. " DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.