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April 4, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(14):496-499. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410660028013

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(from our regular correspondent.)

The Winter Course of Lectures at Johns Hopkins Hospital—Professor Welch on the Etiological Relationship of the Klebs-Lœffler Bacillus to Diphtheria —Professor Osler's Researches upon the Amœba Coli—The District Club—Miscellaneous Items.

Among the special courses given this winter at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are the following: " Valvular Diseases of the Heart " and " Practical Aspects of Cerebral Localization," by Prof. Osler; " The Pathology of Bright's Disease," by Prof. Councilman; "The Historical Development of Bacteriology " and " The Development of Modern Views on Immunity," by Dr. Abbott; "Special Subjects in Bacteriology," including "The Relation of Bacteria to the Infection of Wounds," by Prof. Welch, and special subjects connected with mental disease, gynecology and surgery, by Professors Hurd, Kelly and Halstead.

Contrary to the views of J. Lewis Smith, that " the Klebs-Lœffler bacillus has no more significance as a cause of diphtheria than the

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