Clostridium botulinum was named because of association with “sausage poisoning”

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.151c (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:151
  1. James K Torrens, Specialist registrar, infectious diseasesa
  1. a Seacroft Hospital, Leeds LS14 6UH

    Editor—I wish to add some mustard to Aronson's recent diet of sausages1 by suggesting that the bacterium Clostridium botulinum is indeed so called because of its pathological association with …

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