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This 322 page book is less than 5/8 inch thick in its cloth cover and is easily handled. It is a translation of the second German edition, published in Germany in 1942. The first edition is said to have appeared in 1941.
The publishers say that Dr. Seiffert is a bacteriologist, formerly of the University of Hamburg, and that he has done no outstanding investigations in the field of viruses but has written a good deal on bacteriology and laboratory procedure.
The book is translated and published on the recommendation of the National Research Council. It is intended to serve as a guide to persons who wish a general view of the virus problem, with references to the original reports.
Ninety pages are devoted to a general discussion of viruses. One hundred and sixty following pages give brief reviews of the available information on diseases of man, mammals and
Virus Diseases in Man, Animal and Plant. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(1):75. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510130078025
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