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The author has endeavored to provide a shorter textbook of bacteriology that includes the real fundamentals necessary for the study of bacteriology. In his book he has shortened the description of cultural characteristics as well as the detailed instructions for laboratory technic and has largely omitted theoretical discussions of controversial subjects in favor of the more practical phases of the subject. The physician as well as the student will find, however, practically everything that may be needed for the treatment and control of diseases due to bacteria. The technical processes described here are those which may be done by the busy practicing physician who has limited time and equipment. The subject matter is unusually well presented in a clear and pointed style, and the numerous drawings are equally clear and instructive. As previously indicated, this book is smaller than the usual textbook of bacteriology, and it should prove attractive to
A Textbook of Bacteriology. JAMA. 1936;106(6):491. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770060065031
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