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Herzberg's stain

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Vicoria blue 4 R Stain of Herzberg. Special stain for large viruses and rickettsias.


  • K. Herzberg:
    Viktoriablau zur Färbung filtrierbarer Vira.
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1934, 13: 381. Zur Sichtbarmachung filtrierbarer Vira.
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1934, 13: 1363. Viktoriablau zur Färbung von Pocken-, Varizellen-, Ekltromelia- und Kanarienvogelvirus.
    Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, I. Orig; 131: 358-366., 1934, I. Orig; 131: 358-366. Einteilung, Morphologie und Grössenbestimmung der Virusarten.
    In: Handbuch der Viruskrankheiten, volume I. published by E. Gildemeister, E. Haagen and O. Waldmann. Jena, 1939.

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