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This little volume is one of the handbooks in the "Clio Medica" series. In it is presented by periods the gradual accumulation of the knowledge that has affected the development of bacteriology. When necessary for clearness of presentation short biographies have been given of the important bacteriologists.
After a discussion of spontaneous generation, the earlier conceptions of the microbic theory of disease and the origin of suppuration, there is a chapter devoted to the growth of our knowledge of magnification. This is followed by a consideration of van Leeuwenhoek and his discovery of bacteria. Next are presented the contributions made
Bacteriology.. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1935. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-10-1935_1
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