Mr N the milker, and Dr Koch's concept of the healthy carrier

@article{Mortimer1999MrNT,
  title={Mr N the milker, and Dr Koch's concept of the healthy carrier},
  author={P. Mortimer},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={353},
  pages={1354-1356}
}
His dictum was that the chief source of typhoid was man, and he proposed that investigators should use the emerging science of bacteriology to look for human contacts who, though symptom-free, were excreters of Salmonella typhi. Reviewing Koch’s concept in 1912, J C G Ledingham and J A Arkwright pointed out that “the discovery of the typhoid carrier was a natural consequence of the systematic pathological examination of the typhoid c o n v a l e s c e n t ” . 2 Follow-up of acute cases of… Expand
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