An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: April 29, 2024

BUTLER, Thomas Campbell

1 entries
  • 11245

Unidentified gram-negative rod infection: A new disease of man.

Ann. intern. Med., 86, 1-5, 1977.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Butler, Weaver, Ramani....Bobo....First description of a newly discovered bacterium associated with dog bites, affecting in this case alcoholic patients or patients predisposed to illness. Pencillin is recommended for treatment. 

Followed by: Bobo, R. A. and Newton, E. J., "A previously undescribed gram-negative bacillus causing septicemia and meningitis," Am. j. Path.,  65, 564-569,1976. At this time the bacteria, which would in 1989 be named Capnocytophaga canimorsus, was thought to affect primarily immunocompromised or alcoholic patients.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)

Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Animal Bite Wound Infections, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Meningitis