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Because of the rapid progress in knowledge of the formation, isolation and application of antibiotics, Dr. Waksman has revised the first edition of his well known work. Streptomycin and penicillin are adequately discussed, bringing the reader up to date with the findings of current research.
Dr. Waksman includes an exhaustive review of the literature dealing with the habitats, interrelationships and antagonisms among microörganisms. Bacteria, fungi, and animal forms acting as antagonists are discussed. Of significant practical value are the sections on the chemical nature of these substances and the various methods of measuring antibiotic action. Well written, sufficiently illustrated, this
Microbial Antagonisms and Antibiotic Substances.. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:1051. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-1051_1
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