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Although it is generally assumed that the blood-stream of the healthy animal is normally free of bacteria there is much evidence, however, to indicate that pathogenic organisms do invade the blood-stream without necessarily producing disease. This is indicated by the frequent development of staphylococcic osteomyelitis following forms of trauma which could not effect the introduction of organisms. The subjects used in this investigation were presumably healthy young men who were interrogated as to present health and previous experience with disease. Inspection of the nose, throat and ears of each was carried out, as well as a detailed examination of the
Blood Cultures and Focal Infections: An Experimental Study with One Hundred Healthy Adults.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:389. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-389_1
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