from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as chicken-cholera. See cholera, 3.
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When the attack was past, they showed themselves to be proof, that is to say immunized, against the infection produced by virulent fowl-cholera bacilli.
Pasteur injected into hens bacteria which had become weakened and which originated from old cultures of fowl-cholera bacilli.
Septicaemia, tuberculosis, glanders, fowl-cholera, relapsing fever, and other diseases are now brought definitely within the range of biology, and it is clear that all contagious and infectious diseases are due to the action of bacteria or, in a few cases, to fungi, or to protozoa or other animals.