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January 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(1):114. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360190117009

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To the Editor:—  An artice by Dr. Iwamoto and myself appeared under this title in the December issue of the Archives. Since this article was submitted for publication our attention has been called to a study of "The Biologic Reactions of Pathogenic Molds" by Dr. S. S. Greenbaum which appeared in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, July 1922, volume 31, page 26. I regret that we neglected to refer to this report. It contains observations of considerable interest, but we are forced to differ from the conclusions it draws in regard to the fermentative action of the trichophyta. In discussing their action on carbohydrates, the author states that the ringworm fungi do not ferment glucose, levulose, maltose or other sugars which he tested. This statement is based on the observation for acid or gas production of cultures on mediums containing meat infusion or meat infusion and peptone. It has been

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