<i>Spirochaeta Obermeieri</i>, Bacteria

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Illustration of magnified Spirochaeta obermeieri. This genus of bacteria have “the cells united in long slender threads which usually show narrow spiral windings. The filaments have the liveliest movements, and clearly propel themselves forward and back, but are also able to bend in various ways...S. obermeieri is found in the blood of those sick with recurrent fever, is the cause of the disease.” —Whitney, 1889


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5843


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