THE PARASITE OF WHOOPING-COUGH

1896 The Lancet  
Cats of the affected locality died in large numbers at an early -date of the outbreak. Bombay, like all Eastern towns, is an over-crowded city, especially in the poorer districts that have been attacked. The houses are greatly over-crowded and badly ventilated, and the sewerage, drainage, and surface cleanliness present great difficulties. It is in attention to the sanitary condition of the affected localities in these particulars-to the Bushing of the drains, the removal of filth, and the
more » ... filth, and the diminution of over-crowding-that reliance should mainly be placed in coping with the malady. The disease does not appear to have been on a large scale, nor, happily, has it shown signs of rapidly spreading. THE PARASITE OF WHOOPING-COUGH. M. KURLOFF (Vratck, No. 3, 1896) remarks that Henke and Deichler have for the last ten years maintained that the -cause of whooping-cough is a very active organism provided with cilia. He challenges this statement, and believes that the micro-organism of whooping-cough is not to be sought for amongst bacteria, but amongst the protozoa. He has never failed to find active amoebse with finely granular protoplasm and with spherical spores characterised by con-
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