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September 15, 1917


Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis. Professor of Agricultural Bacteriology.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(11):933. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590380075033

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To the Editor:  —I note the editorial mention of this subject in The Journal, Aug. 18, 1917, p. 569. During the 1917 summer school at the University of Wisconsin, there was offered in the Department of Agricultural Bacteriology a special course in laboratory methods. The object in presenting this course was to give to young women who had had preliminary work in bacteriology an intensive training in those laboratory procedures that are of greatest importance from the standpoint of the diagnostic and control laboratory. To this end special attention was devoted to the methods used in the examination of water and of milk and the diagnosis of tuberculosis, diphtheria and typhoid fever. The course was taken by nineteen young women, all of whom had had at least a year and a half of chemistry and a semester's work in bacteriology. A number of these women had had a more extensive

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