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April 24, 1886

The Methods of Bacteriological Investigation.

JAMA. 1886;VI(17):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040108015

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Of the many books that have appeared in the last year or two on this subject, this is one of the best. The scope of the book can be learned from the following main headings: Spontaneous Generation and the Principles of Sterilization. Forms of Bacteria and Microscopic Technique. Culture Methods. Pure Cultures. Inoculations for the Determination of the Causal Relations of Bacteria-Growth to Decomposition and Disease. General Biological Problems. Special Hygienic Investigation. Bacteriology as an Object of Instruction.

In this book all the approved methods of investigation have been described. The translation is good. For those desiring to work in this field no better book could be had.

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