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P.B. Marshall

FRPharmS

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  • E coli puzzle

    22 JAN 2000

    SIR, Mr Martin Shakespeare (PJ, December 11, 1999, p955) stated that E coli was first isolated in the 1980s and produced a toxin which damaged the gut lining. In my distant student days (the 1930s), we were taught that E coli was a harmless bacterium present in abundance in the human gut (hence, presumably, the name “coli”). I am puzzled as to how this harmless organism has emer

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