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July 24, 1926

The Aspergilli.

JAMA. 1926;87(4):268. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680040056040

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This book is chiefly devoted to a discussion of the different kinds of aspergilli, their nomenclature, classification and general diagnostic characters. As stated in the introduction, the treatise is primarily taxonomic. No worker concerned with this group can afford to ignore this comprehensive and valuable compilation. The chapter on aspergilli and animal disease is not very satisfactory, probably because much of the evidence for the etiologic relation of these molds with animal disease is itself inconclusive. The unconvincing and confusing nature of much of the available material is reflected in some of the authors' statements. For example, in discussing the possible effect of moldy food on health, the authors state (p. 84) that "there exist nevertheless enough positive results such as the feeding of grain molded by A. maydis (Quevedo) to support the advice to exclude moldy products from human and animal consumption"; while on page 89 a summary of

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