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March 1968

Recent Advances in Medical Microbiology.

Author Affiliations

Davis, Calif

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(3):300-301. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640030092022

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To be sure, there have been recent advances in areas of medical microbiology other than the nine selected for summation in this volume. Yet, it is difficult to fault the inclusion of any of the subjects reviewed. Each author, however fundamental his introductory discussion, has striven to bring out the relationship of new information to clinical disease. For the practitioner, this is the saving grace of the book since most of the molecular detail has no evident clinical relevance.

The authors, their subjects, and a brief comment on each discussion follows, in the order of actual presentation:

1. Erling C. J. Norrby (Stockholm), measles.—From consideration of the ultrastructure of measles virus, description of virus-host cell interactions, and discussion of serological methods for detecting antimeasles antibodies, the author comes to immunization. In not clearly favoring use of live, attenuated virus vaccine, the discussion does not concur with opinion now current in

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