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April 19, 2000

Incorrect Color Reproduction

JAMA. 2000;283(15):1963. doi:10.1001/jama.283.15.1963

In the Consensus Statement entitled "Anthrax as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management" published in the May 12, 1999, issue of THE JOURNAL (1999;281:1735-1745), the color of the photomicrograph in Figure 1 on page 1727 was incorrectly reproduced. The correct image showing gram-positive anthrax bacilli in a peripheral blood smear from a rhesus monkey that died of inhalational anthrax is available (Figure 1, left). A second photomicrograph (lower magnification) of a gram stain of the peripheral blood of a rhesus monkey that died of inhalational anthrax is also available (Figure 1, right).

Figure. Gram Stains of Bacillus anthracis
Image description not available.
Left, Reprinted with permission from Zajtchuk R, Bellamy RF, eds. Textbook of Military Medicine: Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, US Dept of the Army; 1997.