History of MedicineOn King Saul, Two Missing Mules, and Kingella kingae: The Serendipitous Discovery of a Pediatric PathogenYagupsky, Pablo MD*; Dagan, Ron MD†Author Information From the *Clinical Microbiology Laboratory †Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Accepted for publication May 2, 2018. The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. Address for correspondence: Pablo Yagupsky, MD, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva 84101, Israel. E-mail: PYagupsky@gmail.com. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: December 2018 - Volume 37 - Issue 12 - p 1264-1266 doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002110 Buy Metrics Abstract For the first 2 decades following Kingella kingae’s initial characterization, this fastidious organism was considered an unusual cause of human infection until a study published in 1992 reported that inoculation of synovial fluid aspirates into blood culture vials improved the recovery of the bacterium. The authors of the original publication report herein the history of the discovery and review the progress made in the research of the organism. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.