Isolation of Blastomyces dermatitidis from Soil

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Science  14 Apr 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3459, pp. 1126-1127
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3459.1126


Through the intravenous inoculation of soil suspensions in the tail vein of mice, Blastomyces dermatitidis was recovered from a Lexington, Kentucky, soil sample. The positive specimen was collected in a tobacco-stripping barn. The shed had sheltered a dog that died of blastomycosis 2 years before the sample was collected.