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July 1931


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By GUSTAV ECKSTEIN. Price, $5. Pp. 419, with illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(1):256. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940130263021

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In spite of the curiously crude medium, in part almost a sort of "pidgin" English in the present tense, the author has achieved a notable portrait of a vivid personality. Noguchi's life is told as a story of which he is the central figure. It starts with the time when at the age of 3 Noguchi fell into the fire and burned his left hand severely, and follows the investigation until his embalmed body was loaded aboard the steamer at Accra, and its interest never lags. It is a medical story written for laymen, telling of the heartaches, struggles and conquests of one of the world's best bacteriologists, which the medical man will read with intense pleasure, for it tells how and where Noguchi's discoveries were made. It describes, among other work, the obtaining of the spirochete of syphilis in pure culture, the demonstration of the organism in the nerve

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