Alternate Name(s): Bacillus pertussis.

Whooping cough model made by museum staff member R.H. Fowler around 1937.

The first recognized outbreak of whooping cough occurred in Paris in 1578, described by Guillaume de Baillou. Jules Bordet and Octave Gengou published their findings of whooping cough's causative agent, Bordetella pertussis, in Paris in 1906.

Physical Description

Ten clear glass elliptic shaped tubes (eight loose) attached to a light puce wooden circle with metal wire.

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