The series of experiments here reported show:

  1. That phagocytosis of gonococci by leucocytes depends on the influence of gonotoxin on the organisms rather than on the presence of the organisms themselves.

  2. That the union between the gonotoxin and the leucocytes is labile and can easily be disassociated by washing with saline.

  3. That avidity of the phagocytes for gonococci can be satisfied, at least partially, by supplying gonotoxin to the leucocytes before exposing the gonococci to their action.

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