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Sidney finegold's treatise on anaerobic bacteria, infections and intoxications (including botulism and tetanus) is a monumental and encyclopedic single-authored work that is all the more unique because of the lucid presentation. Important clinical and technical aspects—including culture techniques and serology—are clearly presented. Especially helpful are the photographs and illustrations of organisms, and the tables, which provide ready access to information from many sources.
The chapters on respiratory tract and thoracic infections, abdominal and perineal infections, and female genital tract infections are particularly good. The chapter on infections of skin, soft tissue, and muscle is a small classic, which every aspiring
Anaerobic Bacteria in Human Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:501. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-4-501_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(4):501.
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