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November 3, 1951

Microbiology and Pathology for Nurses

JAMA. 1951;147(10):996. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670270086040

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In this excellent volume, considerable attention is paid to the practical application of microbiologic knowledge in handling patients, particularly those harboring infectious organisms. The material is up-to-date and lucidly presented.

Pathology is divided into sections dealing with general, applied, and clinical pathology. Sufficient information is given in each to give the nurse a good understanding of the patient's condition and of specimen collection. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter as well as extensive bibliographies for those interested in more detailed information.

In the discussion of disease produced by the protozoan Endamoeba histolytica, the authors quote Craig's findings on the number of carriers present in the population of the United States. It might have been desirable to quote Craig still further to describe symptoms caused by this parasite rather than to leave the reader with the impression that a chronic disease is never produced.

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