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November 22, 1947

Microbial Antagonisms and Antibiotic Substances

JAMA. 1947;135(12):808. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890120062036

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The first edition of this book was well received and proved a useful and practical source of information. Revised and brought up to date, the present edition will be even more useful and should be available to all who are interested in antibiotic therapy. The contents include discussions on soils and water basins as habitats of micro-organisms, human and animal wastes, interrelationships among micro-organisms in mixed populations, isolation and cultivation of antagonistic micro-organisms, bacteria as antagonists, actinomycetes as antagonists, fungi as antagonists, microscopic animal forms as antagonists, antagonistic relationships between micro-organisms, viruses and other nonspecific pathogenic forms, the chemical nature of antibiotic substances, the nature of antibiotic action, utilization of antibiotic substances for disease control, microbiologic control of soilborne plant diseases and the outlook for the future.

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