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May 26, 1888

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1888;X(21):665-666. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400470029010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Microbes of Epidemic Dysentery—Smokers' Vertigo —Antipyrin in Labor—Glycerin as a Purgative Enema.

At a recent meeting of the Academy of Medicine, M. Cornil, on behalf of MM. Chantemesse and Fernand Vidal, read a note on the microbes of epidemic dysentery. He added, as a conclusion, that the presence of the bacillus discovered by these observers in the intestinal parietes, the mesenteric glands and the deep organs of a man having succumbed to an acute attack of dysentery, the observation in the stools of five dysenteric patients, its absence in the stools of men in health, the lesions which it gives birth to in the intestine and the viscera of guinea pigs experimented on, plead in favor of its specificity. M. Le Roy de Méricourt, an old naval surgeon, observed that two medical men of the navy described, ten years ago, the microbes of the diarrhœa of

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