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This is another candidate for professional favor as a handbook of bacteriology, and from examination it appears to be a good one. It seems only to cover the subject in its pathologic aspects, the sanitary questions not being extensively treated. As these come within the scope of the studies and duties of the medical practitioner, this is to some extent a defect, but one that is usual in works of this kind, and therefore not so much a drawback to this particular work. Nearly two-thirds of the book is devoted to the description of the various, chief pathogenic bacteria, the first 262 pages covering the general subject of the natural history of bacteria, their resistance, immunity, disinfection and sterilization, and the general methods of culture and microscopic examination.
Bacteriology in Medicine and Surgery. A Practical Manual for Physicians, Health Officers, and Students. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(7):444–445. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460070060027
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