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Davaine

(dä-vān, -vĕn)Casimir Joseph 1812-1882
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Jaillard and Leplat offered Davaine some drops of this blood.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

  • Jaillard and Leplat on one side, and by Davaine on the other.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

  • 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.