September 8, 1928

Handbuch der pathogenen Mikroorganismen.

JAMA. 1928;91(10):748. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700100060034

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This issue of the third edition of the monumental German Handbuch contains four articles. The one on streptococcus by Lingelsheim, who wrote the corresponding article for the second edition, is well organized and represents, in the main, prevailing opinions. In view of the importance of septic sore throat in some parts of the world, the treatment of this infection seems somewhat inadequate. The second article deals with the special streptococcus infection of scarlet fever and is written by Jungeblut, whose name is not especially connected with the subject but who has given a readable and generally judicial account of the recent investigations. The article on pneumococcus by Neufeld and Schnitzer (this section in the second edition was by Neufeld and Händel) is a masterly outline of a subject in which investigation has been particularly active since the second edition appeared. The important American work on the pneumococcus is fully and

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