Dec 10, 2021
Is this episode clinically relevant? No. Is it important? I
think so! The story of Bartonella features a cast of characters,
including a medical student who died trying to understand the
disease, as well as some scientists with some less than ethical
- Intro :01
- Welcome to another exciting episode of Rheuminations
- About today’s episode 1:12
- More discussion of Bartonella quintana
- How did we figure out the lice were actually the problem?
- When do we figure out what this infection organism is?
- A quick refresher of Koch’s postulates
- How did they get the volunteers to do this?
- The story of how Bartonella got its name
- What is Bartonella bacilliformis?
- Who is Richard Strong? 26:29
- How do we finally prove that Carrion’s disease is what Carrion
had proven? 28:25
- About Bartonella henselae 32:21
- Recapping the episode 36:39
- Thanks for listening 37:24
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