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Date1889
AuthorKitasato
ContributionReported that tetanus is caused by Nicolaier's club-shaped, spore-forming bacillus.
ReferenceBrock 1999.
NotesOrganism is currently called Clostridium tetani. See 1884, 85. He showed that it was an obligate anaerobe, and suspected that it released a toxin. The work was done in Koch's laboratory.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassBacteria

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