pus is rubbed into a scarification on a rabbit's eye; if the pus is from a variolous or vaccinal pustule a condition of epitheliosis develops in 36-48 hours; the sputum of a smallpox patient is said to cause the same reaction.
Synonym(s): Paul test
Paul,Gustav, Austrian physician, 1859-1935.
Paul reaction - formerly a test for smallpox. Synonym(s): Paul test
Paul test - Synonym(s): Paul reaction