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August 29, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(9):246-247. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391080022009

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Microbes of Mumps—Post-phenomena of Decapitation—Bust of Guéneau de Mussy—The Cholera in Spain—Dr. Ferran.

That mumps is a contagious as well as an infectious malady has long been known, but what the nature of the contagium was, was not so well understood. Dr. A. Ollivier, Physician to the Children's Hospital in Paris, has made some researches with a view of ascertaining the correctness of the results previously obtained by Drs. Capitan and Charrin, who had been occupied in the same line of research. Like these two experimenters, Dr. Ollivier discovered in the divers liquids of the economy, but principally in the blood and in the urine of patients suffering from mumps, micrococci of a special form, isolated, or united together in pairs or in the form of zoöglœa, also batonnets or rods similar to what are found in the saliva, but less numerous. These results were constantly

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