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October 23, 1954

Biological Applications of Freezing and Drying

JAMA. 1954;156(8):801. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950080049032

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This book gives a comprehensive report on various aspects of drying and related fields and, in particular, drying from the frozen state. Both theoretical and practical aspects are covered thoroughly. The topics discussed include historical background and development, theoretical and practical aspects, the preservation of blood products, antibiotics, mother's milk, foodstuffs, culture mediums, bacteria, viruses, and tissues. Other subjects are discussed in chapters on "The Effects of Residual Moisture in Frozen-Dried Material," "The Application of Freeze-Drying to Electron Microscopy," "Application in Morphological and Histological Studies of Tissues," and "Effects of Low Temperatures on Living Cells and Tissues." The topics are presented clearly. Various types of equipment are illustrated, and the critical conditions are evaluated. This book is highly recommended to anyone who wishes an introduction to this subject as well as to those who wish to add to their knowledge of it. It should also be valuable as a reference,

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