"[Infectious] Nature and probable causes of the propagation of cholera maligna"
(1 December 1848): 929-34
PDF from photocopy, courtesy of the Taubman Medical Library, University of Michigan.
"One of the most important questions to be determined is, whether this pestilence is, or is not, infectious . . . . Is it communicable? whether by breath, contact, fomites, or otherwise? If it is communicable, this question is answered. In this discussion, however, I shall use the terms infectious or contagious as meaning communicable, the least objectionalble one, but less commonly in use" (929).
James then reviews various arguments posed against the notion of infection, and finds them all wanting.