Edited by Brian P. Pace, MA, Assistant Editor.
H. F. MUELLER1 of Vienna recently
described certain small, round, colorless granules as constantly present in
fresh blood. These granules were regarded as entirely distinct from the blood
plates. This observation did not seem at first to attract very much attention.
In the last number of theBulletin of the Johns Hopkins
Hospital WM. R. STOKES and ARTHUR WEGEFARTH publish an article from the Bacteriological
Laboratory of the Health Department of Baltimore, in which they state that
they have confirmed MUELLER's observation, and in which they recite a number
of very interesting experiments that appear to throw considerable light upon
the much discussed question of the relation of the leucocytes to the bactericidal
properties of the blood serum and to immunity.
ON THE PRESENCE IN THE BLOOD OF FREE GRANULES DERIVED FROM THE LEUCOCYTES, AND THEIR POSSIBLE RELATIONS TO IMMUNITY.. JAMA. 1998;279(2):112F. doi:10.1001/jama.279.2.112