Bacteria And The Germ Theory Of Disease; Eight Lectures Delivered At The Chicago Medical College

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byHenry Gradle

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Duration of Life of Bacteria.--Their Destruction by their own Products.--Antiseptic Agents.--The Struggle for Supremacy between Different Bacteria, and between Bacteria and Animal Tissues.--Predisposition to Parasitic Diseases.--Are there Different Kinds of Bacteria?--The Cultivation of Bacteria.--The Variations in the Vital Powers of Bacteria.--Mitigated Disease-germs.--Fermentations: Putrefaction.--Decomposition of Urea.--Lactic, Butyric, Acetic, Viscous and other Fermentations.--Pigment Bacteria.--Blue Pus: Blue Milk.--Bacteria in the Soil of the Earth. The growth of bacteria, even in the most suitable soil, cannot continue indefinitely. It must be remembered, that bacteria can only develop as long as they are supplied with food, and when the soil is exhausted their supply of food is cut off. But in reality their growth often ceases before this theoretical limit is attained. Almost every nutritive solution containing bacteria regains its clearness ultimately, after the lapse of a variable length of time. The bacteria are deposited gradually at the bottom and all fermentative action ceases. Examined at this time the solution may yet be found to contain sufficient-nourishment, though all bacterial development has ceased. In some cases the bacteria themselves are even dead, as proven by their incapability of growing in a fresh soil. Those species, however, which can bear spores usually produce them under these circumstances, so that the race does not die out. In a soil in which bacteria have ceased to multiply, it is moreover impossible to raise another crop of the same kind on infecting the solution again with fresh bacteria or their germs. The nutritive fluid seems to possess immunity against a second infection. The cause of this phenomena has been investigate...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Duration of Life of Bacteria.--Their Destruction by their own Products.--Antiseptic Agents.--The Struggle for Supremacy between Diffe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217337597

ISBN - 13:9780217337595

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