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It is to be emphasized that Physiology of Bacteria by Rahn is not a text in bacteriology. It is above all a study in physiology. In the words of the preface, "It is an attempt to co-ordinate the various simplest functions of life, to study each function in itself and in its effects upon the other functions." The main topics considered are Endogenous Catabolism, Energy Supply of the Cell, Growth, and the Mechanism of Death. The method of development of the subject is logical, giving experimental evidence and applying mathematical analyses to the data obtained. As indicated, only the most
Physiology of Bacteria.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:589. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-589_2
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