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Widespread Use of Antibiotics Introduced

Written descriptions of oral lesions that were probably thrush date to the time of Hippocrates and Galen. Langenbeck, in 1839, found fungi in oral lesions of a patient. By 1841, Berg established the fungal cause of thrush by inoculating healthy babies with aphthous "membrane material." In 1843, Robin attached to the organism the name Oidium albicans. There have been more than 100 synonyms for Candida albicans; the two that have persisted are Monilia albicans, originated by Zopf in 1890, and C. albicans, used by Berkhout in 1923.

In 1861, Zenker described the first well-documented case of deep-seated Candida. The first case of Candida-induced endocarditis was described in 1940. The most interesting period in the history of Candida infections began in the 1940s...


Keywords: history of candida, antibiotics thrush Monolia Galen Hippocrates Berhout 1923 Berg Langenbeck Zenker

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