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December 20, 1884

Cholera Bacilli.

JAMA. 1884;III(25):694. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390740022005

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—The statements in regard to the effects of this micro-organism are as variable or contradictory as ever.

While Dr. E. Van Ermengen in his communication to the Microscopical Society of Belgium claims to have successfully inoculated dogs, rabbits and guineapigs with the cultivated comma-bacilli, Dr. Klein has swallowed liberal doses of bacilli in pure culture, and Dr. Bochefontaine, chief of Vulpian's laboratory, has himself taken a drachm of the intestinal discharge from a cholera patient in the form of pills, both without any effect.

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