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June 13, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(24):663-665. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390990019004

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In the numbers of the British Medical Journal for April 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23, is to be found Mr. W. Watson Cheyne's " Report on the Cholera-Bacillus," a report submitted to the Scientific Grants Committee of the British Medical Association. From a careful study of this report it seems that it is the most thorough article on the subject that has yet appeared, with the exception, perhaps, of Koch's first report at the Berlin Cholera Conference in 1884. Indeed, in some respects it is much more thorough than that report. In making his experiments, he has followed out the line of investigation pursued by Koch as closely as possible. On account of the length of Mr. Cheyne's report it will be impossible to do more than summarize the principal points in this place. In another column, however, we present as full an abstract of his paper as space

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