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June 4, 1892

THE ESOTERIC BEAUTY AND UTILITY OF THE MICROSCOPE.

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OF NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(23):698-700. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411270006001b

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Abstract

IV.

ASTHMATOS CILIARIS AND GRIP.

Epidemic influenza, or grip, is not a new disease. To repeat, I am grateful to American microscopy for views of grip which are positive and tangible. One was once accused of jumping to conclusions too quickly and without sufficient investigation, and told that if he had an idea he ought to stick to it, develop it, and not sacrifice himself. Let us learn from critics and take a jump of fifteen years backwards to an observation. Fifteen years is not a too quick jump to make, and must be safe.

June 20, 1877, I was in Cleveland, Ohio, studying the causes of disease with Dr. Salisbury. He had the grip, and showed me, under the microscope, in his excretions from the air passages (a), a dead infusorium he called asthmatos, and mentioned in Kent's Infusoria, page 466, and the Micrographic Dictionary, 1883, as a genus

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