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bedsonia

noun bed·so·nia \ bed-ˈsō-nē-ə \

medical Definition of bedsonia

plural bedsoniae play \-nē-ˌē, -ˌī\
: a bacterium of the genus Chlamydia: chlamydia 2a

Biographical Note for bedsonia

  • Bedson play \ˈbed-sᵊn\, Sir Samuel Phillips (1886–1969), English bacteriologist. Bedson undertook important original research on blood platelets and their relationships with various hemorrhagic states. He concentrated upon the study of filterable viruses. In 1930 Bedson, George T. Western, and Samuel L. Simpson reported their discovery that the causative agent of psittacosis is filterable. An earlier name for the group of microorganisms that formerly included this causative agent honors Bedson. In other research on viruses he made significant serological investigations into primary atypical and viral pneumonias and the use of penicillin in treating those infections.

  • Bedsonia

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    medical Definition of Bedsonia

    Biographical Note for bedsonia

  • Bedson \ˈbed-sᵊn\, Sir Samuel Phillips (1886–1969), English bacteriologist. Bedson undertook important original research on blood platelets and their relationships with various hemorrhagic states. He concentrated upon the study of filterable viruses. In 1930 Bedson, George T. Western, and Samuel L. Simpson reported their discovery that the causative agent of psittacosis is filterable. An earlier name for the group of microorganisms that formerly included this causative agent honors Bedson. In other research on viruses he made significant serological investigations into primary atypical and viral pneumonias and the use of penicillin in treating those infections.

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