Part of Body: leukocytes
Pathology: cholera
Number of Sections: 1

We identified a single section from a cholera autopsy material in the collections, which might be related to the two publications of Sherrington.  

In the early stages of his career, Sherrington was interested in bacteriology.  In the summer of 1885, Sherrington, S. Roy, and J. Graham Brown, were sent to investigate an outbreak of cholera in Spain, where they performed 25 post mortem examinations, and described a micro-organism (Schizomycetes) which they claimed were found in all 25 cases (Roy, Brown and Sherrington 1886; Supplementary Figure 1A in Molnar and Brown, 2010).  In 1886, Sherrington visited Venetia and Puglia Italy, where he studied 25 fatal cases of cholera conducting his microscopical investigations in the laboratory of Virchow at Berlin, where he found “The comma-shaped bacillilie in the fundi of the tubular glands of, especially, the ileum, and in the tissue in which those glands are imbedded in the immediate vicinity of the glands.”  (Sherrington, 1887b, page 476).

Sherrington; Cholera Pigment leukocytes; c.s.s.