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February 13, 1932

Einführung in die Bakteriologie oder Lehre von den Kleinwesen und ihren Wirkungen: Zum Gebrauch bei Vorlesungen und Übungen sowie zum Selbstunterricht für Ärzte, Tierärzte und Naturforscher.

JAMA. 1932;98(7):577. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730330059040

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This book follows conventional lines and does not show a novel point of view. It is clearly and concisely written and contains the usual material supposed to be desirable in the education of the medical student. Here and there one notices statements that are not well substantiated, such as that in the paragraph on page 55 in which staphylococci from pus are said to be susceptible of differentiation from other staphylococci by their agglutinative qualities. On page 226 it is stated that botulism poisoning through vegetable foods is much more common in America than in Europe on account of the frequent occurrence of the spores of the botulism bacillus in North American soil. The author seems to overlook the fact that the use of canned vegetables is more general in North America. The importance of contact infection in undulant fever (page 204) does not seem to be recognized. It does

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