“Mithradatism”

Abstract

I AM anxious to introduce the above word for the purpose of indicating the phenomenon of immunity to poison (whether of bacterial or other origin) induced by administering to an organism gradually increased doses of poison. Mithradates Eupator, the sixth and greatest of that name, King of Pontus, is stated in classical tradition to have so far impregnated… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/040149c0

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