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Date1849
AuthorPollender
ContributionObserved micro-organisms in blood of cows that had died from anthrax.
ReferenceNorman
NotesF. A. A. Pollender. This observation is also said to date from 1848. Published six years later. Loeffler 1987 (see Howard translation, page 79) said that Pollender saw rods and considered them a possible cause of anthrax. Carter, in reviewing that translation, says that Loeffler mistakenly credits Pollender instead of Davaine with the discovery of the anthrax bscillus. Several other investigators, inclliuding Brauell, Leisering and Delafond, had seen rods in mammalin blood but their observations did not contribute significantly to the development of the Germ Theory.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassBacteria

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