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January 29, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(5):137-138. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391300025008

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Frisch's Report on Pasteur's Method.

La Sémaine Médicale, of January 1, has published a report of Professor von Frisch, of Vienna, on the researches of M. Pasteur on the rabic virus and his method of prophylaxy against rabies, and as the subject is of the highest importance, I reproduce here the conclusions of the Vienna Professor, giving the results of his own researches:

1. In animals which have died from rabies the virus exists in its most concentrated form in the central nervous system (brain and spinal marrow). 2. Small quantities of the cerebro-spinal substance of animals which have died from rabies, injected under the dura mater by trephining, provoke with certainty the same disease in animals infected after a latent period of from fourteen to twenty-one days, which disease may be transmitted from these to other animals. 3. The same disease, with the same symptoms

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