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September 1931


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(3):534-535. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150030185015

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Three years after Hideyo Noguchi, a famous Japanese bacteriologist, lost his life in Africa through his untiring search for the organism responsible for yellow fever, the general reading public is made acquainted with the facts of his life through this biography by Gustav Eckstein. This volume ought to prove interesting to the members of the medical profession whether they knew Noguchi personally or are familiar with his work. However, the lack of technical language and the lucid explanations of all experimental procedures indicate that the author intended to bring the book to the attention of the layman as well as to that of the physician.

If one can overlook marked deficiencies in the literary style and an all too frequent repetition of irrelevant detail, one will be able to gain a good deal of pleasure from this account of Noguchi's colorful career and his valuable contributions to the study of

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