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The first half of this book is devoted to the general aspects of bacteriology as found in most textbooks. The author then takes up epidemiology and biostatistics together with the major communicable diseases, because he "feels that it is just as important, if not more so, for the medical student to understand bacteriology as it is for him to know it." The author indulges in considerable freedom, such as placing the tularemia organism with the Brucella group and the cause of rat bite fever with Actinomyces. The terms "undulant fever" and "brucellosis" are used interchangeably in different parts of the book. Some of the charts showing incidence of disease by years unfortunately lack figures for the last decade. In one instance a commercial preparation is specified by name for use as a disinfectant. These isolated instances do not detract from the book as a whole, however, and are offset by
Bacteriology for Students of Medicine and Public Health. JAMA. 1943;123(4):248. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840390068029