I. BACTERIOLOGIC METHODS, MORPHOLOGY AND CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF STREPTOCOCCUS MICRO-APOIKIA
A review of the literature dealing with the bacteriologic observations in "acute intestinal intoxication of infants," "epidemics of enteritis in infants," "summer diarrhea in children" or "acute toxic gastro-enteritis in infants" reveals that more emphasis has been placed on the isolation of Bacillus dysenteriae and closely allied micro-organisms from the stools of such patients than on the finding of any other single bacterium. Johnston, Brown and Kaake,1 in studying sixty-seven infants with acute intestinal intoxication, isolated twenty-one strains of B. dysenteriae, twenty-six of Bacillus schmittzii, four of Bacillus asiaticus and three of Bacillus paratyphosus-B. In their study of twenty-nine children, from 2 to 12 years of age, they isolated seventeen strains of B. dysenteriae, three of B. schmittzii and one of B. paratyphosus-B.Kendall2 in 1915 expressed the view that different types of bacteria may elicit the same
COOPER ML, KELLER HM, JOHNSON B. ACUTE ENTERITIS IN INFANTS AND IN YOUNG CHILDRENI. BACTERIOLOGIC STUDIES. Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(2):388–398. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960090129014
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