By Raymond A. Kelser, D.V.M., Ph.D., Captain, Veterinary Corps, United States Army. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 525, with 87 illustrations. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1927.
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This is a well printed and fairly well arranged textbook for the veterinarian. The author adopts the system of nomenclature given in Bergey's Manual. The section on Protozoa is written by Professor Haughwout of Manila. The book contains the usual material on methods, species descriptions, infection and immunity. A few omissions of topics important to the veterinarian may be noted, such as the lack of reference to "heartwater," or to Vibrio fetus described by Theobald Smith in 1918, although the book in the main seems modern. In the discussion of bovine streptococci (page 127), however, no mention is made of the important work of Brown, Frost and Shaw on these organisms. The discussion of pasteurization (page 491) is quite inadequate. The style is clear, but somewhat wearisome from the reiteration of stereotyped expressions. Occasional infelicities in sentence structure occur, as for example (page 171): "such species is of interest... being
Manual of Veterinary Bacteriology.. JAMA. 1927;89(16):1356. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690160064035