Is Membranous Croup Always Due to the Microbe of Diphtheria? 1Being part of a Thesis for which the writer received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh.


The discovery of the specific cause of diphtheria in the shape of the organism known as the Klebs-Loeffler bacillus entitles us to the hope that this oft hotly contested question may be for ever settled. If the bacillus is found in the membrane in every case, then we shall have to answer in the affirmative; but if, on the other hand, membranes exist in… (More)


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