Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: an eponymous ulcer

Paul D R Johnson and John A Hayman
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01137.x
Published online: 2 July 2007

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

  • 1 Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


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