The pathologist may lay this crime at the door of the tubercle bacillus; but a prophet would lay it at the reader's door and mine.
The organism that is invested with most interest in this connection is the tubercle bacillus.
After the discovery of the tubercle bacillus, the fame of Robert Koch became world-wide.
Of these disease bacteria, the tubercle bacillus probably never grows in milk, while the typhoid and diphtheria germs do.
Ordinarily, no attempt is made to identify any but the tubercle bacillus and the gonococcus.
They seem to show an abnormally low resisting power to the tubercle bacillus.
This will show all bacteria except the tubercle bacillus, and often no other stain is necessary for their identification.
On that day, in a paper before the Physiological Society of Berlin, he announced the discovery of the tubercle bacillus.
There are a number of bacilli, called acid-fast bacilli, which stain in the same way as the tubercle bacillus.
Let us now glance at the germ called the tubercle bacillus, the germ which induces and which alone can induce tuberculosis.
tubercle bacillus n.
The rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis. Also called Koch's bacillus.