The purpose of these pages is to permit the
some possibly still serviceable
results accumulated in about thirty years of research and experimental
activities of the above author. This is an attempt to ovoid the fate of many
professional heritages ending up in anonymous archives, museum depositories or
in the hands of laic collectors.
The first part of these pages is focused to the pioneering
period of pathogenic free-living amoebae research trying to develop the
revelatory observations of C.G. Culbertson, C. Butt, M. Fowler, R.F.Carter
and their co-workers. In those days even the taxonomic identity of amoebae seen
in tissue of animals and men was uncertain. The basic facts defining clinical
features, epidemiology, pathological manifestations and effective intra vitam
diagnostic methods of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis has been put together
step by step only. In the attached chronological list of published papers
citations concerning experiments with the pathogenic Acanthamoeba
culbertsoni strain A 1 are highlighted by bluish background.
Reddish background accentuates
citations related to Naegleria fowleri and primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. Full texts of some
papers are hyperlinked.
Since there is a plentitude of up to date texts on
„pathogenic free-living amoebae“ available in different internet presentations
the main body of these pages is utilized for digitalized originals of then
These materials are given free at disposal to anyone who
might be concerned to use them to improve his foreknowledge, for pedagogical
purposes, further research, publication etc. To mention the name of the author
at such situations would be considered as an act of colleagueall politeness.