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December 5, 1936

Microbiology and Pathology for Nurses

JAMA. 1936;107(23):1916. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770490070036

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The major portion of the book is devoted to a well outlined and balanced course in bacteriology. The chapter on immunity is clearly presented, with an excellent discussion of the complement fixation reaction. The constant stress of relationship of the subject under discussion to practical nursing problems is noted throughout and is best observed in the chapters on disinfection and sterilization. The color plates and the other illustrations are well selected. The suggestions for laboratory exercises and questions are an aid to the instructor. References, although few, are well selected. The portion of the book devoted to pathology is rather brief and does not equal the organization and presentation of the bacteriologic section. Special pathology is included, accompanied by good illustrations. The glossary of definitions of common terms will be appreciated by the student.

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