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November 11, 1939

Man Against Microbe

JAMA. 1939;113(20):1836. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800450058037

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There are good microbes and bad ones. The bad ones are those which bring about disease in human beings and animals. The good ones are those which participate in agriculture and industry. In this simple and well written book the author first discusses the nature of bacteria, next bacteria as a cause of disease, and finally control of food supplies, clean air and other sanitary problems. His book includes also brief sketches of the great contributors to bacteriologic science. It is a useful book, particularly for boys and girls of college age who have a special interest in this subject.

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