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It has been previously demonstrated that the albino rat enjoys complete immunity to infection by human tubercle bacilli in spite of the fact that the bacteria remain alive for indefinite periods and apparently multiply in the host. In the first series of experiment described 36 rats wre used and divided into 3 groups. 12 were inoculated with human, 12 with bovine and 12 with avian strains of the tubercle bacillus. All strains used were pathogenic. 6 of each of these groups were on a bread and water diet, and 6 on a full maintenance diet. Those on the restricted diet
The Effect of Restricted Diet and Suprarenalectomy on Experimental Tuberculosis in the White Rat.. Ann Intern Med. ;3:728–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-7-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(7):728-729.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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