Paul-Bunnell test

Paul-Bunnell test
Paul-Bun·nell test 'pȯl-'bən-əl- n a test for heterophile antibodies used in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis called also Paul-Bunnell reaction
Paul John Rodman (1893-1971), and
Bunnell Walls Willard (1902-1965)
American physicians. Paul served for many years on the medical faculty at Yale University. He undertook major research on several microbial diseases. In a systematic study of familial rheumatic fever, he determined that a streptococcus infection precipitated the disease. He published a book-length study of the epidemiology of rheumatic fever in 1930. With Bunnell he developed in 1932 a laboratory test for infectious mononucleosis based on their discovery of heterophile antibodies in the sera of persons with the disease.

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Paul-Bun·nell test (pawlґ bə-nelґ) [John Rodman Paul, American physician, 1893–1971; Walls Willard Bunnell, American physician, 1902–1966] see under test.

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  • Paul — Gustav, Austrian physician, 1859–1935. See P. reaction, P. test, P. Bunnell test …   Medical dictionary

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