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June 16, 1951

Handbuch der Virusforschung

JAMA. 1951;146(7):687. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670070079038

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This handbook contains a series of reviews by an international group of experts. Some chapters contain practical technical information; others discuss special problems such as the phenomenon of hemagglutination, virus pneumonia, variation in influenza viruses, and immunity in influenza. Almost half of the volume is devoted to an excellent review of electronmicroscopy in virus research by Helmut Ruska. This investigator compares electronmicroscopy with other methods, including other microscopic procedures, used in research on viruses. After a thorough discussion of principles, characteristics, limitations, and methodology, there is a report of findings of electronmicroscopic studies on protozoa, spirochetes, bacteria, rickettsiae, and viruses. This review contains a large number of very fine photographs of these agents prepared by the author and other investigators in Europe and America. The bibliography consist of more than 600 references.

A good bit of useful information is given in the chapters on roller tube tissue culture by A.

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