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June 18, 1955

Textbook of Bacteriology

JAMA. 1955;158(7):617. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960070093037

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The authors are teachers of premedical and predental students and students preparing to teach biological sciences. It is written to interest the large numbers of undergraduate students required to study bacteriology. The book is not a reference book. In this edition the footnotes have been removed, and a few references are listed at the end of the chapters. The section on chemotherapy in the discussion of the various infections has been eliminated. New chapters have been added that deal with the following subjects: growth and death of bacteria; bacteriology of air and soil; normal bacterial flora of the body; the Lactobacillus and Listeria groups; and miscellaneous bacteria. Four new chapters are included to replace the original chapter on the colon-typhoiddysentery group. The chapters concerned with classification, morphology, chemistry and metabolism of bacteria, immunology, and the viruses have been rewritten. The format and type are excellent, and the illustrations are good.

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