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July 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(4):320-321. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740560046021

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Research on the Cause of Smallpox  Drs. T. Taniguchi, S. Hosokawa, S. Riku and Y. Komura of the Osaka Imperial University Medical Department have stated in various medical journals that they have found a micro-organism after ten years of study, which they venture to say is the causative agent of smallpox. In all vesicles studied from twenty-four smallpox cases in Osaka, among soldiers who came back from Shanghai, they found, in almost a pure culture, the same organism. They hold that this micro-organism differs from micro-organisms that have been claimed to be the cause of smallpox by other research workers and they have named it Jenneria "variolaen G. U. Sp.," after the name of William Jenner.

A Study of Criminal Abortion  Dr. R. Okamoto published his research on the methods of criminal abortion in Japan, which include the insertion of various objects into the vagina or cervix, massage, acupuncture in

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