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July 3, 1943

The Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals with Special Reference to Etiology, Diagnosis, and Biologic Therapy

JAMA. 1943;122(10):714-715. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840270072039

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This is a first edition. The broad field indicated by the title is considered in the manner in which courses in veterinary pathogenic bacteriology are usually taught, but the breadth of the information has not heretofore been available in any one textbook. As the author states, "the work is less than a textbook of bacteriology in that a knowledge of the general principles of the subject is taken for granted and this part of the usual text is omitted." An introductory division of the text contains a consideration of the general fundamentals of disease causation and transmission and of immunology. The succeeding major divisions are devoted to pathogenic bacteriology, mycology and protozoology and to virology. The methods of preparation of materials and the technics usually employed for the study of the taxonomy, cultural features and physiology are largely omitted. The pertinent information, however, concerning the results that may be expected

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