May 7, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(19):599-600. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411230029018

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DR. P. CANON AND DR. W. PIELICKE.  In the well-known Berliner hospital—The Moabit Barracks —of which Dr. P. Guttmann is the head, experiments have been made by Dr. P. Canon (the discoverer of the influenza bacillus) and Dr. W. Pielicke culminating in the discovery of a bacillus in the blood of measles. I herewith send a translation of their article as it will appear in the current number of the Berliner Kleinische Wochenschrift:Up to the present time but few bacteriological examinations concerning measles have been made public.In most cases the pneumonic affected lung of measles was examined after death and various authors found cocci, arranged partly in masses, partly in chains. Thus Thaon in a pneumonic afflicted lung of measles found multitudes of diplococci and bacilli. Thus also Babes (Cornil et Babes, Les Bacteries, Paris, 1886, pages 621, 632) found in the infected lungs, lymphatic glands, nasal mucus,

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