- French physician and microbiologist who identified a bacillus as the causative agent of anthrax and advocated the germ theory of disease before Pasteur.
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Jaillard and Leplat offered Davaine some drops of this blood.
Jaillard and Leplat on one side, and by Davaine on the other.
Davaine has noticed the same thing in the oxyurides of rodents.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
Davaine's bacterium develops exclusively in the blood, and is never found at any depth in the tissues.
This was what Davaine was the first to show with regard to Bacillus anthracis, which causes charbon.