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The author's assumption that the essential needs of a medical microbiologist in the tropical "underdeveloped countries" where infections and communicable diseases are still the major problem, as compared to the temperate-climate "developed countries" where altogether different conditions exist fully justifies bringing out this book.
One of the rapidly expanding specialties today is medical microbiology, and a textbook meant for a young physician should concentrate on factual aspects relevant to infectious agents, and on the diagnostic laboratory methods, but without being burdened with too many technical details. In addition it should contain information about the recent development in microbial genetics and
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Medical Microbiology in the Tropics.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:754. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-754_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):754.
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