THE PRODUCTION OF MORGAN'S TOXICOINFECTION IN MONKEYS IN RELATION TO ACUTE RADIATION SICKNESS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The observations give evidence that the stimulus for Morgans toxicoinfection, being for Rhesus monkeys conditionally pathogenic and not inducing in artificial infection the appearance of an infectionary process, on x-ray irradiation of these animals at sub-lethal doses, produces the development of a severe process of infection concluding in a number of cases with the animals death. The illness, appearing in relation to irradiation, does not differ as a whole from the spontaneously appearing illness, and has the character of severe gastroenteritis. Irradiation, however, imposes its mark on the morphological manifestation of this illness in the form of the development of moderate atrophic phenomena in the spleen and intestinal lymphatic apparatus.