A. J. RHODES, M.D., F.R.C.P. (Edin.)
These are exciting days for the application of diagnostic methods to virus diseases, and the period is comparable to 40 or 50 years ago, when new bacteria were constantly being discovered. The etiology of many diseases was then clarified by the introduction of new methods for studying the morphology and cultural appearances of bacteria. In virology to-day, the introduction of new methods is having a similar effect, and we are witnessing advances without parallel in the history of the subject.
Until recently, the virologist was seldom in a position to offer to the practicing physician, facilities for prompt diagnosis.
RHODES AJ. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF VIRUS INFECTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:106–117. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-106
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