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December 21, 1889

The Story of the Bacteria and their Relation to Health and Disease.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(25):901-902. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440070035020

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Every one who has read Prudden's "Manual of Practical Normal Histology" is well aware what a large amount of useful information this author is able to condense in small space. In the present volume he has treated an essentially scientific subject in a popular manner with the avowed purpose of suiting it to the understanding of nonprofessional, readers. This has been done in a most satisfactory and praiseworthy manner. Nothing can be more fascinating than the unfolding of the mysteries of nature before the eyes of the eager searcher for knowledge, and in this small work the author reveals a chapter of nature's secrets which has only been brought to light in very recent years, and of which the general public has as yet extremely little information. It is written in a very simple and untechnical style, but containing as it does much information regarding the bearing of recent investigations,

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