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—A recent report of the French Commission for investigating the nature of cholera in Marseilles, shows an entire failure to produce cholera in rabbits or other animals by a great variety of experiments with the comma-bacilli, both as found in the intestines of cholera patients and by cultivation, and consequently it affirms the non-contagiousness of that disease.
The report describes a peculiar condition of many of the blood-copuscles, which the Commission regard as the essential pathological condition in epidemic cholera.
Cholera Investigations.. JAMA. 1884;III(19):524. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390680020007