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July 23, 1892

A CASE OF AMŒBIC DYSENTERY.

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OF JAMAICA PLAINS, MASS.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(4):101-104. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420040013001d

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Abstract

In calling attention to the amœba dysentarise, the nomenclature of Councilman and Lafleur has been followed, instead of Lösch, who in 1873 first described the organism urder the name of amœba coli. As Councilman and Lafieur say in their admirable work on amoebic dysentery, the name amœba coli is not distinctive, for it is very probable that there may be a number of species of amœbae which, under certain conditions, infest the colon.

They quote Cunningham, of India, as having found them not only in human faeces, in health and disease, but also in the faeces of some of the domestic animals It therefore seems proper that the more distinctive name is the one by which the organism should be known. Lambl in 1859 discovered certain organisms belonging among the protozoa in the intestinal contents. They produced a dysentery which baffled most observers as to its significance, even in countries

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