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Since the previous edition of this book came out in 1968, there has been a tremendous expansion of knowledge in microbiology. Despite this, the present edition is 61 pages shorter than the previous edition because, as the editors explain, it was written primarily for the medical student, with a cored curriculum in mind, and not for the practicing physician. With such a relatively unsophisticated and uncritical audience, the authors have a particularly important responsibility to be as up to date and accurate as possible.
Unfortunately, the text contains some serious mis-information, particularly in the sections on the therapy of bacterial
Zinsser Microbiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:469–470. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-469
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):469-470.
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