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June 8, 1935

Experimental Bacteriology in Its Applications to the Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Immunology of Infectious Diseases

JAMA. 1935;104(23):2120. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760230068029

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This book appeared first in the early part of the century. It was based on lectures on bacteriology by the senior author, who was associated with Koch in his investigations of cattle plague in South Africa in 1897. French, Italian, Spanish and Russian versions have appeared, and this is an English translation of the seventh German edition. First come chapters on the morphology and biology of pathogenic micro-organisms, on immunity, on antibodies, on hypersensitivity, on serologic diagnosis and on bacterial and serum therapy. Then begins the study of specific infectious diseases, and the microbiologic details of each "are painted in with firm strokes upon the groundwork of a picture which portrays the clinical aspects of the particular disease.... Commencing with a short historical survey, the accepted microbial agent is briefly but adequately described. Then comes a consideration of the possibilities of natural infection of domestic animals, the phenomena of the

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