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Further Bacteriological and Experimental Investigations into the Pathology of General Paralysis and Tabes Dorsalis

  • W. Ford Robertson and Douglas McRae
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In previous papers (i) we have recorded observations on the ground of which we have contended that a diphtheroid bacillus, having cultural and morphological characters resembling those of the Klebs-Löffler bacillus, plays the chief part in the production of the toxaemia of general paralysis. We have at the same time insisted upon the importance of weakening of the local and general defences against bacteria, and have attri buted the chief part in the production of this impairment to syphilis, chronic alcoholic intoxication and the excessive use of nitrogenous foods. A little more than a year ago we thus summarised the case in support of the diphtheroid hypothesis.

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  • W. Ford Robertson and Douglas McRae
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