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To the Editor.—
The communication from Dr. John R. Mohler in the Nov. 21, 1936, issue of The Journal, the second of two communications on the subject which you have received, referring to an article (The Journal, Aug. 1, 1936) by the undersigned, requires an answer.The statement at issue in our article is as follows:Until the World War, the Salmonella suipestifer organism was known to be the cause of hog cholera.We do not feel that any inference can be drawn from this sentence to lead any one to believe that the present-day concept of the etiology of hog cholera is anything else but a filtrable virus.In our case report we do not raise the issue of filtrable viruses but call attention to the relationship of the organism Salmonella suipestifer to human disease.No statement was made by us as to the transmissibility of hog cholera as
Cohen L, Fink H, Gray I. SALMONELLA SUIPESTIFER. JAMA. 1937;108(2):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780020055023