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Misrober and DlgenfM

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Misrober and DlgenfM Whether the microbes which are constantly pMMMNt In the intestinal canal of man and animal. an essentially necessary to promote digestion, an harmless and unnecessary, or are even injurious, U a question on which various observers have arrived at different results. In a paper communicated to the Bulletin of the Imperial Naturalists' Society of Moscow, Mile. P. V. Tsiklinsky discusses thlt ottil is question. From an examination of the literature el the subject, and from a study of the microbe doit ba question, the author is led to believe that, Irhile certain microbex do undoubtedly promote digestioL, and, in accordance with M. MetcnnikoiTs observations, in some cases exercise an antagonistic Influence against germs of disease, it is probably possible, by artificial means, such as by variation diet, to dispense with the bacteria in question, and thus to avoid the danger that they often cauM in the living animal. Further, the view is put forward that the thermophilous microbes of the intestinal canal are mere varieties of ordinary non thermophilous microbes, and not diltÏDlt species.

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