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July 1944

Virus Diseases in Man, Animal and Plant

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By Gustav Seiffert. English Translation by Marion Lee Taylor, Ph.D. Price, $5. Pp. 322. New York: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1944.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(1):75. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510130078025

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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

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