The history of anthrax.

  title={The history of anthrax.},
  author={George L. Sternbach},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={24 4},
Anthrax, a potentially fatal infection, is a virulent and highly contagious disease. Descriptions of this disease begin in antiquity, with the best ancient account being by the Roman poet Virgil. During the 19th century, anthrax was the infection involved in several important medical developments. It served as the prototype for Koch's postulates regarding the causation of infectious disease. The first vaccine containing attenuated live organisms was Louis Pasteur's veterinary anthrax vaccine… CONTINUE READING
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