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March 1934

Klassifikation der Schizomyceten (Bakterien): Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Klassifikation der Bakterien auf botanischer Grundlage.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(3):479. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160090156014

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The appearance of this work emphasizes the fact that a suitable and more or less satisfactory classification of bacteria is still lacking.

Pribram attempts to classify bacteria on a scientific basis, as in botany. He also attempts to apply the nomenclature of an international codex of botanic nomenclature, with the view to its practical application. This new classification and nomenclature, he hopes, will facilitate the study of bacteria and will also prove to be more practical than the system now in use. Study of the work shows what labor and time he has expended; this can be appreciated only by a scholar who has the time and interest to read the book.

With due respect to Pribram's wide experience and knowledge, which in themselves guarantee the value of the work, there are certain points that may invite some criticism, which he has foreseen. In the attempt to simplify the classification

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