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The anaerobic bacteria have established themselves as the numerically most significant members of man's indigenous flora, and the art and science of culturing these organisms has proceeded apace over the past several years. Only recently have efforts been begun to establish their pathogenic significance in diseases of man, and the task of distinguishing their simple presence from clinical importance is proving to be formidable. Proceedings of international conferences, such as the one on anaerobic bacteria reported in this book, may offer a perceptive summary of a field about which much has been learned, or may only report the state of
Anaerobic Bacteria: Role in Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:862–863. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-862_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):862-863.
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