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September 18, 1948

Experimental Air-Borne Infection: Equipment and Methods for the Quantitative Study of Highly Infective Agents; Basic Data on Their Use Obtained with Phenol Red, Serratia marcescens and Bacillus globigii; and Preliminary Experiments on the Stability and Infectivity for Laboratory Animals of Air-Borne Clouds of Brucella suis. Malleomyces mallei, Malleomyces pseudomallei, Pasteurella tularensis, and of Viruses of the Psittacosis Group

JAMA. 1948;138(3):250. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900030082035

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This first Microbiological Monograph of the Society of American Bacteriologists presents results released by the Biological Warfare Service on investigations of experimental air-borne disease. The work was forecast in the original proposal of a project, published in the Journal of Immunology a few months ago. Between December 1943 and October 1945 Dr. Rosebury, with eleven co-authors and sixteen mentioned assistants, conducted investigations on air-borne infection at Camp Detrick, Maryland. Disease was induced in small animals by inhalation of droplet nuclei aeroscls of Brucella suis, Psittacosis virus (Borg), Psittacosis virus (6BC), Malleomyces pseudomallei, Malleomyces mallei, Meningopneumonitis virus (Cal 10) and Pasteurella tularensis; the report does not indicate whether the list is complete but states,"... work with infective agents was begun 21 March, 1945, and continued until shortly after the end of the war." These protocols occupy one tenth of the volume.

The remaining nine tenths of the book records the procurement

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