L. A. JULIANELLE
When Sir David Bruce discovered "Micrococcus" melitensis as the causative organism of Malta fever, there was little evidence to indicate that the future was to unfold a new group of human diseases tracing their origin to animal sources. Yet, as is also true of other bacterial and viral diseases, brucellosis has since become a well-recognized series of manifestations which aptly illustrate the precept that the animal may serve as a reservoir for the dissemination of disease to man. While it may be an imprudent, if not precarious, gesture to attempt prognostication, the contingency nevertheless seems not too remote that medicine
JULIANELLE LA. THE FUNCTION OF LISTERELLA IN INFECTION1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:608–620. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-608
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