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This handbook does not purport to be a treatise on bacteriology or to contain directions for all kinds of procedures such as would be useful for specialized bacteriology or research. Non-pathogenic organisms are omitted and attention limited to pathogenic bacteria, protozoa and fungi. The morphology, biology, cultural characteristics, pathogenicity and methods for cultivating are given in concise and systematic manner. Attention is given especially to the characteristics which aid in diagnosis of disease. Staining characteristics and points of differentiation between similar organisms are given in full. Complete descriptions are given of serum diagnostic tests such as the Wassermann reaction, agglutination tests, etc. From the abundant literature on bacteriology the author has condensed the important facts concerning the different groups of pathogenic organisms and has selected what he considers to be the most valuable general laboratory methods, to the exclusion of such methods and details as are of limited application. A
Taschenbuch der speziellen bakterioserologischen diagnostik.. JAMA. 1912;LIX(7):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080253039