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Topley and Wilson's Principles of Bacteriology and Immunity.

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By WILSON G. S.. , M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.H., K.H.P., and MILES A. A.. , M.A., F.R.C.P. Third Edition. Two Volumes. 2054 pages; 16.5 X 23.5 cm. Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore: . 1946.. Price. $12.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(5):871. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-25-5-871_1
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This new revision of an important and comprehensive work will be welcomed by bacteriologists and others interested in infectious diseases. The general plan of presentation of the second edition has been retained. The text has, as formerly, been divided into two volumes with the index conveniently appended to both.

Volume I contains the sections on General and Systematic Bacteriology. Under General Bacteriology are discussed characteristics of bacteria, principles of disinfection, antigenic structure, the antigen-antibody reaction and bacteriophage. There is a new chapter on antibacterial substances used in the therapy of infections. Part II, after some introductory material on methods, consists


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