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Rarely does publication of a collection of papers from a symposium make a good book. However, this collection of 15 articles from a recent symposium on opportunistic infections is so well edited that it is not only informative but interesting and readable.
The initial article provides a sound overview of opportunistic infections and sets the stage for the following articles, which are primarily devoted to putting laboratory aspects of opportunistic infections in perspective. After a review of biochemical methods for identification of Gram-negative bacilli and a description of the serologic diagnosis of Gram-negative bacillary infections, there is an excellent article
Opportunistic Pathogens.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:730–731. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-730_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):730-731.
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