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September 5, 1885

The Technology of Bacteria Investigation. Explicit Directions for the Study of Bacteria, etc.

JAMA. 1885;V(10):278-279. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090026013

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This work is intended to give quite exhaustively the methods used by various observers in the study of bacteria. In the first part, entitled " General Directions," the different methods which have been employed for studying bacteria in air, water, living organisms, and preserved or hardened specimens, are described. Special methods of preparation for photographic purposes are also considered, as well as the various forms of culture experiments, vaccination and inoculation experiments, and the general biological phenomena of bacteria. The second part is devoted to descriptions of the methods that have been used for finding and studying the special microbes of the different diseases. Twenty-five such diseases are considered, and when more than one form of microbe has been found and thought pathogenic by different observers, each has been described. Part third is devoted to formulæ of the various staining and other reagents, and culture media.

The book will therefore be

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