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Parrot-Cornet rule

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A law pertaining to inhalation tuberculosis, formulated first by Parrot in 1876, 6 years prior to Robert Koch’s discovery of the tubercle bacillus in 1882, and extended and supplemented by Georg Cornet (1858-1915) in 1888.


  • J. Parrot:
    Recherches sur les relations, qui existent entre le lésions des poumons et celles des ganglions trachéo-bronchiques.
    Comptes rendus des seances de la Société de biologie et de ses filiales, Paris, 1876, 3: Ser. 6: 308-309.
  • G. Cornet:
    Experimentelle Untersuchungen über Tuberkulose.
    Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1888, 756.
  • Die Entstehung der Tuberkulose mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Behringschen Lehre.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1904: 474-480.
  • Die Tuberkulose.
    In: Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnagel, et al: Handbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie, Wien, 1899; 14, III.

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