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September 5, 1931

A System of Bacteriology in Relation to Medicine. Volume VI.

JAMA. 1931;97(10):730. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100054039

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Previous reviews of this system of bacteriology have pointed out its reliability, its detail, its fine presentation and its practicability. The present volume opens with a discussion of bacteria in relationship to disease and follows with considerations of every possible aspect of immunity. Thus the authors are concerned with methods of immunization with various technics, antigens, the complement fixation test, the agglutination and precipitation tests, anaphylaxis, chemistry and chemotherapy. The basic chapter in the entire book is that, no doubt, on the properties of antigens and antibodies. The literature on the subject is fully reviewed, including recent contributions in all the fields discussed. The book will serve to bring any physician who can comprehend it down to date in the field it concerns. The authors have been exceedingly careful to cover the particular phases of their discussions and knowledge of what they present to avoid some of the unfavorable results

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