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Date1839
AuthorSchonlein
ContributionReported fungus Achorion in favus of scalp in group of patients.
ReferenceNorman
NotesProposed causation. May be 2nd disease of humans to be attributed to micro-organism (first being scabies). If scabies mite is excluded as ectoparasite, this would be first demonstration of a germ in a human disease --- but superficial disease, brief report, and no impact. Ainsworth says the propositon of causation was prompted by Bassi's work, and in turn prompted Remak's self-experimentation.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassFungi

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