By excising after varying intervals the site of inoculation of the rabbit skin injected intracutaneously with the Shope papilloma virus and titrating its virus content, it has been shown that demonstrable active virus disappears from the skin within approximately 24 hours. The disappearance of most of the virus within such a short time as 15 to 60 minutes makes a transportation of virus from the site of inoculation as a responsible factor unlikely. The rate of disappearance seems to be the same both in the domestic and in the cottontail rabbit.

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