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May 30, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(22):1889. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720480047024

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Undulant Fever in Argentina  To determine the relation of contagious abortion observed among cattle to the existence of undulant fever in human beings, bacteriologic studies have been made at the Instituto Bacteriológico of the National Department of Hygiene of Buenos Aires. Dr. D'Alessandro isolated Brucella abortus from a bovine fetus from Buenos Aires. The results of his experiments were reported in an article published in La Semana Médica (37:1075 [April 24] 1930). Dr. Miravent later obtained cultures of the same bacteria from the blood of a patient of Buenos Aires. Drs. Destéfano and Muzzio obtained serologic reactions positive for B. abortus in a patient in Santa Fé. Dr. Fernández Ithurrat succeeded in isolating Brucella melitensis from the blood of a patient. Drs. A. Sordelli, de la Barrera, D'Alessandro, Iñón, Molinelli and some others made a trip to study undulant fever in the province of Mendoza. Among twenty-eight cases in

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