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April 1916

Pathogenic Micro-Organisms

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(Including Bacteria and Protozoa.) A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians and Health Officers. By William H. Park, M.D., Professor of Bacteriology and Hygiene in the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and Director of the Bureau of Laboratories of the Department of Health, New York City, and Anna W. Williams, M.D., Assistant Director of the Bureau of Laboratories, New York City ; Consulting Pathologist to the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. New (5th) edition, thoroughly revised. Octavo, 684 pages, with 210 illustrations and 9 full-page plates. Cloth, $4.00, net. Lea & Febiger, Publishers, Philadelphia and New York, 1914.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1916;XVII(4):590. doi:10.1001/archinte.1916.00080100134012

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The fifth edition of this authoritative work is well adapted to continue its popularity. It has been revised thoroughly, new material has been added in many places, and some rearrangements have been made that improve its order and add to the ease of reference. As an example of completeness of revision may be mentioned the description of the Schick reaction for the detection of immunity in diphtheria, and its technic. The account of the bacteriology of pneumonia is also as near the times as possible. At the same time, the rapidity of progress in bacteriology is illustrated by the fact that the important work on Monilia by Ashford and others appeared after the publication, while most of the work on the endamebas of the mouth was too recent to be included. In the discussion of streptococci, which is very good, more could have been said of septic endocarditis. There are

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