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November 21, 1953

The Nature of Virus Multiplication: Second Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology Held at Oxford University, April 1952

JAMA. 1953;153(12):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940290070051

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This volume contains the papers and the discussions of the symposium. The papers were not read during the meeting but were previously circulated in galley form to those expecting to attend. The symposium consisted essentially of discussions of these papers by the authors, invited speakers, and the audience as a whole, who thus had an opportunity to consider carefully the material in advance. Certain of the discussions are, therefore, of unusual value to the reader in helping to evaluate the complex array of data and theory presented by 18 capable investigators of the fundamental but still highly obscure and controversial problem of virus multiplication. No doubt the present status of this problem led the conveners of the symposium to select it for consideration in order to summarize the numerous facts defined by recent research and the current hypotheses that seek to fit these facts into a unified conception of the

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