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December 1938

PERITONITIS DUE TO THE MORGAN BACILLUS: WITH A BRIEF REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON THE PATHOGENICITY OF THIS ORGANISM

Author Affiliations

BUFFALO
From the Laboratory of the Children's Hospital and the Laboratory of the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(6):1312-1316. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980180126011
Abstract

In 1906 and 1907, Morgan1 published a comprehensive study of the bacteriology of summer diarrhea in infants. He described for the first time a micro-organism which he considered to be of etiologic significance in this disease and which today bears his name. In 1909 Morgan and Ledingham2 described four more types of organism, which are referred to in the literature as Morgan bacilli types V, X, XII and XIV. Numerous investigators, including Ohrum and Bahr,3 Phalen and Kilburne,4 Lewis,5 Alexander,6 Bahr and Ohrum,7 Archibald, Had

(Footnotes continued on next page) field, Logan and Campbell,8 d'Hérelle,9 Logan,10 Tribondeau and Fichet,11 Jungmann and Neisser,12 Seligman,13 Rey,14 Besson and de Lavergne,15 Dopter,16 Dick, Dick and Williams17 and D'Aunoy,18 described the occurrence of Morgan bacilli in the stools of children with summer diarrhea and also in

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