Book Reviews
November 1934

Brucella Infections in Animals and Man.

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By I. Forest Huddleson. Price, $2.25. Pp. 82, with 24 illustrations and 7 tables. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1174-1175. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180228019

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In the preface the author states that he "has endeavored to bring together as clearly and concisely as possible satisfactory methods and fundamental information which will aid the laboratory worker in the diagnosis and study of Brucella diseases, and the clinician in the interpretation of the results derived from the use of the methods in the laboratory." In this well written book he has succeeded in accomplishing his purpose. There is a short history of the three species of Brucella and a discussion of their classification, morphology and staining and cultural characteristics. The chapter on methods of isolating Brucella concisely and clearly outlines the preparation of mediums for the growth of the organism and then gives directions for the obtaining of material from cattle and other animals which are infected by Brucella and also from human beings. There is a short but clear description, with plates, of the pathologic changes

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