The Value of Presumptive Tests for Bacillus coli Based on the Routine Use of Lactose Bile and Lactose Broth.


Previous to 1906, glucose broth was generally used in the presumptive test for Bacillus coli. As a result of the work of Jackson (1906, 1907), Weston and Tarbett (1907), Sawin (1907), and others (Hale and Melia, 1910), lactose peptone bile was substituted for glucose broth by the American Public Health Association in the 1912 Standard Methods of Water… (More)

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