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February 26, 1927

Le bactériophage et son comportement.

JAMA. 1927;88(9):670. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680350054036

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This book is not merely an enlarged edition of the original monograph (Le bactériophage, son rôle dans l'immunité, 1921) but a complete, new consideration of the facts and theories about the bacteriophage. It includes a review of the literature on the subject with which it deals up to the time of publication. The bibliography contains 690 references. An English translation by George H. Smith has been published by the Williams and Wilkins Company, Baltimore. The introduction contains historical matter and a valuable technical description. Part I deals with the phenomenon of bacteriophagy, with isolation of the active principle, its mechanism of action, and the bacterial species that are susceptible to its effects. Part II considers the behavior of the bacteriophage with respect to diverse agents and the hypotheses that have been advanced to explain its nature, with an extended presentation of the author's conception of the active agent as a

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