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Many books have been published as an introduction to micro-organisms, and several have emphasized bacteriology and public health. In this book, which was written for the student whose chief interest lies in the field of health and welfare instead of in bacteriology per se, Miss Thompson has achieved her objective. This book is written in simple language, and introductory chapters are so organized that no previous knowledge of the subject is neecssary. Then, as new ideas are incorporated and developed, they are placed in the succeeding chapters of the book; thus the student acquires essential terms as the subject progresses.
Each section in the book is concise, easy to read and adequately illustrated. The present edition according to the author has been brought up-to-date by the addition of such topics as infectious hepatitis, epidemic diarrhea, virus pneumonia, BCG vaccine and streptomycin. This book is a valuable aid in an introductory
Introduction to Microorganisms. JAMA. 1950;142(15):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910330132035