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Date1841
AuthorGruby
ContributionReported fungal elements in favus (tinea).
ReferenceNorman
NotesIsolated agent and transferred by inoculation to normal skin. Rippon calls this the first demonstration of a micro-organism as a cause of human disease. Gruby pointed out the significance of this for contagiousness and future therapy. In a series of papers, 1841 - 45, he laid the foundation of medical mycology. Translation of 5 Gruby papers in Bull. Hist. Med. 16: 155-168, 1944. Ainsworth refers to this as an independant discovery of the mycotic nature of favus. See 1842 for Gruby and Candida (thrush). See 1834, 1845. Cf, Schonlein 1839.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassFungi

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