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SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1917
THE BACTERIOLOGY OF POLIOMYELITIS
An interesting contention has arisen regarding the organism of poliomyelitis. In 1913, Flexner and Noguchi reported the finding of a micro-organism which they described under the term "globoid bodies" and which they stated seemed to bear an etiologic relationship to the disease.1 Previous to their studies, numerous investigators had attempted to find a specific organism, but without success. More recently, in connection with the epidemic of 1916, Mathers, Nuzum and Herzog, and Rosenow, Towne and Wheeler2 described an organism or organisms of a coccal nature and submitted evidence to show an etiologic relationship to poliomyelitis. What seemed like pure culture of such coccus was obtained
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(15):1122–1126. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040110011
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