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Keywords:

  • Borrelia;
  • history;
  • Lyme disease;
  • relapsing fever;
  • review;
  • spirochaete

Clin Microbiol Infect 2011; 17: 484–486

Abstract

The contributions of early British colonial and German scientists to the elucidation of the nature of spirochaetes, are contrasted. Recently, after a lapse of nearly three-quarters of a century, there has been a revival of interest by German microbiologists in investigating the borreliae.