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March 11, 1933

The Haemolytic Streptococci: Their Grouping by Agglutination.

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By Frederick W. Andrewes and Ethel M. Christie. Medical Research Council, Special Report Series, No. 169. Paper. Price, 1s. 3d. Pp. 73, with 24 illustrations. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(10):769. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740100063041

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There has long been need for a thorough investigation of the agglutination of hemolytic streptococci to bring some order into one of the most confused fields of bacteriologic research. Considerable progress has been made in knowledge of streptococci and in technic for agglutination since the first articles on agglutination of streptococci were published; also there has been no unanimity of opinion among the more recent investigators as to the possibility of identifying the various pathogenic streptococci by means of group agglutination. This publication deserves the serious attention of all interested in the field; first, because in their investigations the authors have developed and utilized a highly specialized technic necessary to elimination of avoidable errors, and, secondly, because their work is not limited to the streptococci found in one disease but covers the field of hemolytic streptococcus infection in man, including scarlet fever, erysipelas, puerperal sepsis and surgical infections. In regard

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