64 PA THOGENIC BA CTERIA.
forms, the mucous membranes, the intestine in particular
in such diseases as anthrax, typhoid, and cholera; the bile
almost always; the sweat generally; the kidney when
damaged; the mammae in tuberculosis and septicemia
particularly, and, of course, such of the pathological
products of the disease-process as pus from abscesses,
dejecta of typhoid and cholera, expectoration in diph-
theria and tuberculosis, etc.
The bacteria that are not excreted, but retained in such
organs as the spleen, bone-marrow, and lymphatic nodes,
are probably slowly devitalized and dissolved.