In 1890 Bostroem reportedly isolated the causative organism of actinomycosis from a culture of grain, grasses, and soil. This agent is now referred to as Actinomyces israelii, and is named after surgeon James Israel, who first discovered its presence in humans in the late 1870s. After Bostroem's discovery there was a general misconception that actinomycosis was a mycosis that affected individuals who chewed grass or straw. It is now known that it is a bacterial infection, the agent of which is caused by endogenous flora of mucous membranes.
In 1883 Bostroem was the first to describe a rare condition known as splenogonadal fusion. Since his discovery, approximately only 150 cases have been documented.
Case number 1 draining jaw lesion develops after treatment for a dental abscess.(dental sinus for elderly women)
Apr 01, 2006; One month ago, a 63-year-old woman was treated for a dental abscess on her right lower jaw. Resolution was achieved with oral...