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Fifty years of faecal microbiota transplant in Central Australia
  1. Eliza Jane Temple Milliken1,2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eliza Jane Temple Milliken, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia; elizamilliken{at}

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I read with interest the recent work of Zuo et al and Cammarota et al on faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).1 2 The past half-decade has seen a salvo of interest into FMT and its potential uses outside the treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis.1–4 Anecdotally, FMT is traced back to a treatment favoured by Pliny the Elder and a technique used in Chinese Medicine since antiquity.3 It is of interest that, although only recently accepted into …

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