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In this edition of Kenwood's book the summary of public health bacteriologic work, which was formerly included, has now been omitted, in order to keep the volume within the compass of a handy laboratory guide. It is devoted entirely to the chemical side of public health laboratory work. The author believes that the needs of the public health student in bacteriology are now fully provided for by several excellent laboratory books. The idea is a good one, and if authors in general were more careful to prevent duplication of material when many good text-books already exist, there would not be so many incomplete and superficial text-books on the market. In an introductory note the author discusses the various apparatus used for the examinations outlined in the rest of the book, and supplements it with tables of weights and scales. The first part of the book deals with the chemical, microscopic
Public Health Laboratory Work.. JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1973. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220083037