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November 29, 1930

Principles of Bacteriology in Fifteen Lessons.

JAMA. 1930;95(22):1695. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720220065038

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Abstract

This book is intended for use in training schools for nurses. As is true of almost all the textbooks intended for this purpose, too much material is presented. All that can be expected of the nurse is that she absorb certain fundamental principles; she has neither the time nor the inclination to interest herself in details. The present volume could be made more valuable by the elimination of such material. In general, the point of view is up to date and the facts given are as nearly correct as is possible to expect in a brief textbook. It is refreshing to find an author who is willing to admit that bacteria cannot be classed either as plants or as animals. A few suggestions for improvements might be made. An attempt to make a distinction between saprophytic and parasitic bacteria in the body is rather a waste of time, since it

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