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April 12, 1913


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, University of Minnesota.

JAMA. 1913;60(15):1142-1145. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340150024007

Some of the results of work on the morphology and cultural characteristics of Sporotrichum schenckii, and the lesions produced by that organism are reported in this paper.

Any one watching the publication of new research work during the last two years must have been impressed by the growing interest in sporotrichosis. Since the first observations on the organism recovered by Schenck in 1898 from the human lesion, the number of yearly contributions to the subject has progressively increased. Within the past year an immense amount of work has been published from all parts of the world. Among the men who have been foremost in this line are Widal;1 DeBeurmann and Gougerot;2,3 Page, Frothingham and Paige;4 Greco;5 Walker and Ritchie;6 Lutz and Splendore;7 Kren and Schramek.8 Reports of human cases have come in from all sides until more than a hundred are on record.