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August 8, 1936

Les parasites érythrocytaires révélés par la splénectomie: Bartonella et epérythrozoon

JAMA. 1936;107(6):452. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770320056029

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This memoir gives a comprehensive review of the intracellular parasites of red blood cells which appear after splenectomy. The first and much the largest section comprises an extended and excellent literature review in three chapters, dealing respectively with the genus Bartonella, Bartonella muris, and other bartonellas. As would be expected, Bartonella muris is given much the most extensive treatment. It includes a complete review from the standpoint of history, epidemiology, course of infection, histopathology, symptomatology, immunology and morphology of the parasite. In the second section there are three chapters dealing with Eperythrozoon coccoides of the white mouse, other eperythrozoa, and certain doubtful forms. The third section deals with the author's original observations on Eperythrozoon coccoides and contains data on the morphology of the parasite, transmission and virulence. There is a full bibliography of eleven pages. Investigators interested in this group of organisms will find this a useful review of the

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