A Brief Study of Enterobacteriaceae
Gleason, Cynthia Rae
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During the fall quarter (1975), I worked in the laboratories at Mercy Hospital in Benton Harbor and Memorial Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan, under the sponsorship of Dr.Edwin Hubbard and his associates. My main duties there were to assist with autopsies and draw blood from both in- and out-patients. I also spent one to two weeks working in each department of the laboratory: histology, chemistry, serology, hematology, urinalysis, blood bank, and bacteriology. While working in bacteriology I learned of a group of bacteria referred to by my co-workers as the "coliforms". By far the most frequent~ encountered group in the laboratory (Washington et al estimate that 80% of the positive cultures in the laboratory are from this group), I found them very interesting and so chose them as the topic of this paper.