March 11, 1911

Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology. Including Bacteriologic Keys, Zoölogic Tables and Explanatory Clinical Notes.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(10):772. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560100064039

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In the second edition of this book the original arrangement has been adhered to, but the matter has been thoroughly revised. Chapters on immunity, anaphylaxis and poisonous snakes have been added, and the matter on the important subject of animal parasites has been rewritten, as has also the section on the bacteriology and parasitology of the body fluids. Other additions are, an outline of methods for the chemical examination of urine and gastric contents, and for the determination of nitrogen elimination. The author has avoided theoretical consideration, and does not hesitate to say plainly what is and what is not important in laboratory diagnosis. This is an advantage, when spoken with the authority of knowledge and experience. The book is well illustrated. Methods and procedures are concisely yet clearly given. The usefulness of the index, however, and consequently of the book as a work of reference, is impaired by the

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