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February 6, 1926

Bacterial Infections, With Special Reference to Dental Practice.

JAMA. 1926;86(6):439. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670320053035

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Abstract

The text is divided into three parts: (1) bacteriology; (2) infection, and (3) infection of the oral cavity. The first has five chapters on the morphology and physiology of bacteria, the relation of bacterial growth to oxygen supply, chemical disinfectants, filtrable viruses, and the classification of bacteria. In the second part, twelve chapters are devoted to such subjects as the nature and types of infection, how bacteria produce disease, resistance to bacterial infection, and immunity. The eleven chapters of the third part concern such matters as the bacteriology of dental caries, of periapical infections and of pyorrhea; focal infection; tuberculosis; syphilis, and the spirochetes of the mouth. The preface suggests that this book is designed to be "suitable for the beginner" as well as for the advanced student. The few introductory chapters do not prepare the beginner for the difficult discussion of infection and immunity that follows. The difficulties of

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