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May 30, 1936

Experimentelle undersøgelser over bartonellaanæmi hos rotter og mus

JAMA. 1936;106(22):1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770220080034

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In this dissertation the author presents the results of his experiments on Bartonella infection or anemia in white rats and other animals. Bartonella organisms are minute rod-shaped, intra-erythrocytic bodies, the precise nature of which has not been established definitely. In rats latent infection is exceedingly common and when the spleen is removed a severe anemia of the macrocytic type may develop. The rôle of the spleen in preventing Bartonella anemia in rats is perhaps its best established function. Alsted made experimental studies on various aspects of Bartonella infection of rats and other animals. His experiments on treatment of Bartonella anemia in animals with preparations of liver did not yield any encouraging results. The main details of the results are recapitulated at the end of the thesis in an English summary. It may be of interest to recall that the Peruvian student Carrion died in 1886 from Oroya fever (Carrion's disease)

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