January 1934

Fortschritte der Serologie.

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By Hans Schmidt, M.D., Professor of Hygiene, Institute for Experimental Therapy, Marburg. Paper. Price, 12 marks. Pp. 196, with 20 figures. Dresden: Theodor Steinkopff, 1933.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(1):163. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160070168023

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This book is the thirtieth part of a series of short German monographs which have been appearing from time to time since 1921, designed to summarize the progress of investigation in different paths of science. This particular publication deals, as its title suggests, with recent progress in serologic tests.

The book is well printed and clearly written. The subject matter covers such topics as the formation of antigen; the phenomena of agglutination, precipitation and hemolysis; complement fixation; phagocytosis; bacteriolysis; the formation of toxin and antitoxin, and lipoids in serologic reactions. The bibliography is adequate, with abundant references to constructive work which has been completed in various American, English, French and German laboratories. A complete table of contents is appended. On the whole, the book is useful for reference, and will make an acceptable addition to many medical libraries.

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