December 3, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(23):730-731. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400220026008

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Effects of the Subcutaneous Injection of the Septic Vibrion—Toxicity of non-febrile Pathological Urine —Treatment of Ingrowing Nails—Nature and Origin of Leprosy—Dupuytren's Contraction and Progressive General Paralysis.

At a recent meeting of the Société de Biologie Drs. Charrin and Roger read a paper giving the results of their combined researches on the effects determined on dogs by the subcutaneous injection of septic vibrion. This microbe, according to these authors, does not cause the dog's death, as it does on the rabbit and the guinea pig, but only a local lesion. They further stated that the first inoculation generally confers immunity on the animal, and with one exception, the dogs operated on became refractory to a second inoculation. M. Chauveau, Professor of Experimental and Comparative Medicine at the Faculty of Lyons, asserted that these results are quite similar to those he has obtained with the microbe of gangrenous

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