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A more complete and current collection of information, theory, and speculation on streptococcal biology probably does not exist "under one roof anywhere in the English technical literature. The 65 contributors have produced concise, complete, and stimulating essays on the biological properties of the streptococcus, the pathogenesis of Group A streptococcal diseases (as well as those caused by Groups B, C, and D), methods of identification of the streptococci, and the socioeconomic impact of rheumatic fever.
Microbiologists will profit from the review of basic microbiology and the presentations of current understanding of the genetics, nucleases, and phages of the streptococcus. Veterinarians
Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases. Recognition, Understanding, and Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:988. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-988_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):988.
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