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January 1, 1949

Bacterial and Virus Diseases: Antisera, Toxoids, Vaccines and Tuberculins in Prophylaxis and Treatment

JAMA. 1949;139(1):66. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900180068029

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This pocket size book was written to present in convenient form the essential principles of immunology and their practical application in human medicine. The book is composed of sixteen chapters divided into three sections. The first section, entitled "General," is composed of four chapters. The second section, entitled "Antisera," is composed of five chapters which deal with the general properties of serums, antitoxic serums, antivenoms, antibacterial serum and antiviral serums. The third section is entitled "Serological Products for Active Immunization and Some Diagnostic Reagents," and is comprised of seven chapters dealing with immunization against diphtheria, scarlet fever, staphylococcus infections, tetanus and gas gangrene. One chapter is devoted to bacterial vaccines and one to tuberculins and BCG. vaccine. One chapter is concerned with active immunization against Virus diseases. The final chapter is a tabulation of dates and discoveries with reference to specific diseases.

This book should prove valuable to the busy

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