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October 23, 1948

Handbook of Practical Bacteriology: A Guide to Bacteriological Laboratory Work

JAMA. 1948;138(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080082039

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The eighth edition of this book has been completely revised, taking into account recent developments in bacteriologic knowledge and technic. The subject matter which formed 42 pages in the appendix of the last edition, published during the War, has now been incorporated into appropriate chapters.

The old nomenclature has been retained, although when a name is first mentioned the newnames are listed in parentheses. The tendency throughout the book is to reflect the concepts of the bacteriologists of the British Isles; for example, air, water and milk examinations are in accordance with their standards.

This book contains an enormous amount of good practical information for the laboratory worker as well as the clinician.