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August 12, 1893

A CASE OF CHRONIC GLANDERS, WITH RECOVERY.Read before the Section on Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(7):235-236. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420590021002

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This paper begins by showing that the bacillus maleus is the prime etiological factor in glanders;

That glanders is allied to the chronic infectious diseases, and its normal host probably one of the domestic animals;

That the bacillus is an obligate parasite of its host;

That it resembles morphologically the other bacterial parasites that produce chronic infectious diseases in man, especially tuberculosis and leprosy;

That the occurrence of glanders in man is rare, and that it presents itself in two forms; one acute and rapidly fatal, terminating as a rule inside of two or three months at the farthest; the other chronic, from which the patient may recover after one, two, four or five years of disease;

That the occurrence of glanders is usually due to the association of man with domestic animals, or persons suffering from the disease.


The case which I have to present was referred

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