Volume s1-22, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



  • 1.  Fifty-nine women have been used in determining the survival time in the vagina of culture . They were completely unselected as to type vaginal discharge, vaginal pH, bacterial flora, and presence or absence of .
  • 2.  The time intervals were ½, 1, 2, 4, 6, 24, and 48 hours. Up to and including 24 hours, at least one woman was positive for for each interval. Of the twenty-five used in the 48 hour series, no single one was positive for .
  • 3.  One woman became negative for in ½ hour; two positive at 1 hour were negative at 1½ hours; one positive in a 1½ hour series was negative in a later 4 hour test; and in the 24 hour group, only one of seven was positive at this interval.
  • 4.  The factor (or factors) causing the intravaginal disappearance of was not determined.


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  • Received : 06 May 1942

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