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Microbe." and Digestion

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Microbe." and Digestion Whether thf microbes which are onstanUypruMN •a the intestinal canal of man and animals an essentially necessary to promote digestion, an harmless and unnecessary, or are even injurious, is a question on which various observers have arrived at different results. In a paper communicated to the Bullttin of the Imperial Naturalists' Society of Moscow, Mile. P. V. Tsiklinsky discusses thll auestion. From an examination 01 the literature of lie subject, and from a study of the microbe don 1e question, the author is led to believe that, I Irbile certain microbes do undoubtedly promote iigestiou* and, in accordance with M. Metennikoff'i tbservations, in some cases exercise an antagonistic Influence against germs of disease, it is probably possible, by artificial means, such as by variation 8f 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 aon thermophilous microbes, and not distimrf species.

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