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September 15, 1917

Animal Micrology. Practical Exercises in Zoological Micro-Technique.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(11):936. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590380078040

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The first edition of this book, primarily a textbook for college students, appeared in 1911. The numerous advances in this subject since that time prompted the authors to undertake a thorough revision. A chapter on intestinal microbiology has been added. Dr. Marshall believes that the word "microbiology" is the best expression for the study of bacteria. But he says, "Whether it should be called Protistology, Microbiology, Bacteriology, Mycology, or something else must be left for the future to determine." The various chapters were prepared by twenty-five Canadian and American bacteriologists, including such authorities as M. Dorset, W. D. Frost, Edward Fidlar, H. W. Hill, Earle B. Phelps, L. F. Rettger and E. E. Tyzzer. The book is almost encyclopedic, covering every phase of the relation of bacterial organisms to human life. Chapters of especial interest are those on the microbiology of milk and milk products, and on the control of

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