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In the second edition of this laboratory guide in bacteriology there has been added a new section on laboratory procedure in outline form and methods for the quick identification of microscopic organisms based chiefly on their colony characteristics. The format of the manual is so arranged that a blank page faces each printed page, allowing for the addition of notes to meet the bacteriology worker's specific needs. In a sense there is no "routine" bacteriologic procedure, as the methods used depend more often than not on the diagnostic acumen of the worker. What this manual attempts to present is a specific detailed outline of bacteriologic laboratory methods to suit a large number of the more usual clinical cases. The methods presented are entirely modern and have the advantage of being the procedure actually used at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Laboratory. This is not an elementary textbook. It is intended as
Methods for Diagnostic Bacteriology: A Complete Guide for the Isolation and Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria for Medical Bacteriology Laboratories. JAMA. 1943;123(3):178. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840380054032
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