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March 23, 1912

Die Experimentelle Bakteriologie und die Infektionskrankheiten mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Immunitätslehre

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):885. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030283032

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This book has reached its third edition since 1906, showing a substantial and merited popularity. Its scope is somewhat different from that of an ordinary text-book of the type familiar in this country, in that it is written in the form of lectures, of which there are fifty-nine, and the relation of bacteria to disease receives far more consideration than the properties, characteristics and biology of the bacteria themselves. It is eminently the sort of book which should be in the library of the progressive physician who reads German, and who wishes to have at hand an authoritative, reasonably extensive, yet readable account of the infectious diseases and the organisms which cause them. For the American physician, however, this publication is extremely defective because of its almost absolute neglect of all the work done in this country on the infectious diseases, which is neither inconsiderable nor unimportant. We had thought

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