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Davaine Da·vaine (dä-vān', -věn'), Casimir Joseph. 1812-1882.

French physician and microbiologist who identified a bacillus as the causative agent of anthrax and advocated the germ theory of disease before Pasteur.

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  • Then came the experimental evidence of davaine and Koch, who demonstrated the development of bacteria from spores.

  • Jaillard and Leplat on one side, and by davaine on the other.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • It is now known that this was because the bacilli were in the spore form which davaine did not recognize.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • davaine reports that half the cases of persons investigated in Paris were infested with it; it also occurs in this country.

  • davaine experimented on cows, and Leuckart also experimented on horses, with the eggs of this worm without success.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • They inoculated some rabbits, as davaine desired, with the blood of a cow which had died of splenic fever.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • According to davaine, however, embryonal development is thus arrested (except in Ascaris tetraptera of the mouse).

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The Cercomonad of davaine was discovered by this gentleman in the still warm ejections of cholera patients.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • davaine has shown that an infinitely small amount of a chemical poison, free from bacteria, can kill quickly.

  • The specific virus of anthrax was first discovered by davaine in 1851.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

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