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This work was undertaken by the authors with the collaboration of thirty other investigators. In the first part of the volume general features, such as the historical development of virus investigations, classification and morphology of the viruses, are considered. Filtration and the manner in which viruses act in the host, as well as outside the host, are adequately discussed. Animal studies and experimental identification of viruses are considered. The cultivation and immunobiology of the viruses are described at length. The second part of the volume is concerned with epidemic fevers under the heads of pustular diseases, vesicular diseases, exanthematic diseases and diseases of septicemic character. An excellent bibliography follows each chapter. The book is well illustrated and contains three excellent colored plates showing the intracellular inclusion bodies (elementary bodies) of many of the viruses. The volume can be heartily recommended to research workers interested in virus diseases.
Handbuch der Viruskrankheiten mit besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer experimentellen Erforschung. JAMA. 1939;113(13):1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800380069041
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