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November 10, 1923

Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology, Including Bacteriological Keys, Zoological Tables and Explanatory Clinical Notes.

JAMA. 1923;81(19):1633. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650190063042

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Originally intended as a pocket manual for medical officers of the navy, this book has grown to be a volume of 766 pages and has passed into the seventh edition. The author still aims to retain the pocket manual feature. Much of the book is printed in eight point leaded type, the margins are narrow, there are no references to original sources, the linings of the backs are used for tables, and the style is brief. Thus, the book is compact in typical navy fashion. The present edition, however, has 132 pages more than its predecessor, although material that became obsolete or of questionable practical value was eliminated and the book brought up to date. Many of the old illustrations have been replaced by others that are more instructive. These are well adapted to the text, and although mostly taken from other books, some we have not seen before. A

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