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Pfeiffer's test

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Animal test for bacteriolysis.

Description

Animal test for bacteriolysis (demonstration of particular bacteria) by injecting bacteria and bacteriological serum into the abdominal cavity of guinea pigs (that have been actively of passively immunized). The test has mainly been used in cholera diagnostics.

Bibliography

  • R. F. J. Pfeiffer, August Paul von Wassermann (1866-1925):
    Untersuchungen über das Wesen der Choleraimmunität.
    Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten, Leipzig, 1893, 14: 46-63.
  • R. F. J. Pfeiffer, V. I. Isayev:
    Über die specifische Bedeutung der Choleraimmunität. Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten, Leipzig, 1894, 17: 355-400.

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