Category: Animal borne disease

Inhalational Anthrax – The Fulminant Historical Killer

Robert Koch is probably one of the most important people in all of medicine. Arguably one of the fathers of microbiology, he popularized the idea of his “postulates” which are a set of criteria designed to assess whether a microorganism causes disease (1). His most well known work is with the bacteria bacillus anthracis aka

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Pedro Pons or Osteoarticular Brucellosis

At the end of the 19th Century, the British hospital in Valletta, housed in the Hospital of the Knights (which had the longest ward in Europe), was full of soldiers ill with the disease, many of whom are invalided to Britain. Nearly half were discharged because of complications of arthritis and their pensions were a

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