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October 9, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(15):760. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440410048015

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Detroit Medical and Library Association.  —At the regular meeting of the Detroit Medical and Library Association September 13, Dr. Andrew P. Biddle read an interesting paper on "Some Common Types of Germ Dermatoses," in which he took up some of the common skin diseases that owed their existence to micro organisms and in which the bacteriologists made the diagnosis and the clinicians with their practical therapeutics proved the correctness of the etiologic factor. The author dwelt upon the subdivision of the schizomycetes, naming as the factors in the causation of some of the diseases, the micrococci and the bacilli, especially the former, the streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus pyogenes aureus, and also taking the stand that we suspect a microbic origin in eczema, psoriasis, pemphigus, etc. The requirement of a suitable soil for the developing of micro organisms was first mentioned and then the clinical difference in different cut aneous diseases

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