An organ culture system utilizing rabbit iris tissue was successfully developed. Growth of herpes simplex, vaccinia, and vesicular stomatitis virus was supported in this system for varying periods of time. The possible value of this virological system to the etiologic problem of human "viral" iritis is discussed.
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