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Staphylococcus Pyogenes and Its Relation to Disease

Staphylococcus Pyogenes and Its Relation to Disease Professor Elek's new book is written for scholars in the field of bacteriology. It is not a compendium of information of general interest to clinicians. On the other hand, it should be read with great care by any clinician to whom the responsibility for staphylococcic infections has been given. The most unusual and complete bibliography, which comprises some 188 pages of the volume, is well worth the cost of the book. The sections entitled Historical Survey and Problems of Taxonomy are written as only an expert could write them. In the field of metabolism of staphylococci the volume leaves something to be desired if it is viewed by a biochemist or microbiologist with particular leanings toward chemistry. A clear elucidation of the status of knowledge concerning phage, lytic phenomena, and coagulase reactions is given. The peculiar relationships between virulence and the simple presence of organisms which could be virulent in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Staphylococcus Pyogenes and Its Relation to Disease

JAMA , Volume 170 (17) – Aug 22, 1959

Staphylococcus Pyogenes and Its Relation to Disease

Abstract


Professor Elek's new book is written for scholars in the field of bacteriology. It is not a compendium of information of general interest to clinicians. On the other hand, it should be read with great care by any clinician to whom the responsibility for staphylococcic infections has been given. The most unusual and complete bibliography, which comprises some 188 pages of the volume, is well worth the cost of the book. The sections entitled Historical Survey and Problems of...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1959.03010170106027
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Abstract

Professor Elek's new book is written for scholars in the field of bacteriology. It is not a compendium of information of general interest to clinicians. On the other hand, it should be read with great care by any clinician to whom the responsibility for staphylococcic infections has been given. The most unusual and complete bibliography, which comprises some 188 pages of the volume, is well worth the cost of the book. The sections entitled Historical Survey and Problems of Taxonomy are written as only an expert could write them. In the field of metabolism of staphylococci the volume leaves something to be desired if it is viewed by a biochemist or microbiologist with particular leanings toward chemistry. A clear elucidation of the status of knowledge concerning phage, lytic phenomena, and coagulase reactions is given. The peculiar relationships between virulence and the simple presence of organisms which could be virulent in

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 22, 1959

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