British Journal of Nutrition

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Letter to the Editor

Some insights into the derivation and early uses of the word ‘probiotic’

J. M. T. Hamilton-Millera1 c1, G. R. Gibsona2 and W. Brucka2

a1 Department of Medical Microbiology Royal Free University College Medical School London NW3 2PF UK

a2 Unit of Food Microbial Sciences School of Food Biosciences University of Reading Reading RG6 6AP UK


c1 *Corresponding author: Professor J. M. T. Hamilton-Miller, fax +44 20 7435 9694, email