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Bacterial Change in Mental Disorder: Coliform Group

  • F. H. Stewart (a1)

The literature dealing with coliform intestinal bacteria in patients suffering from mental disorder is extremely scanty. Goodall, Journal of Mental Science, 1927, p. 368, writes: “As resgards our knowledge of the intestinal tract as a source of infection I consider that the position is still very unsatisfactory. … For a few years prior to 1914 my colleagues and I at the Cardiff Mental Hospital Laboratory had carried out much tedious work on the bacteriology of the faces in states of acute melancholia and mania.

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Bacterial Change in Mental Disorder: Coliform Group

  • F. H. Stewart (a1)
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