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As may readily be conjectured from the title, this is a book which approaches the border line between science and general literature; indeed, it really steps over a little way into the territory of the latter, where it will doubtless have a good reception, such as it deserves. One can scarcely imagine a technical, scientific subject treated in a more delightfully interesting manner than this one has been. Dr. Prudden certainly has the faculty of making science racy for non-scientific readers. Although this little book is evidently designed for popular reading, it will be found to be replete with interest for the average medical reader as well.
The Story of the Bacteria and Their Relations to Health and Disease. JAMA. 1889;XIII(23):829–830. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401190035017
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