Bacteriology and the Public Health (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Mar 16, 2018 - Science - 584 pages
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Though nominally a third edition of Bacteria in Relation to the Economy of Nature, Industrial Processes, and the Public Health, this is, speaking generally, a new book. Several new chapters have been added, and the whole has been enlarged and revised.

The book is an attempt to set forth a simple general statement of our present knowledge of bacteria, especially as they are related to the public health. Theoretical and practical text-books of bacteriology abound, but as a rule they deal largely, and rightly so, with laboratory methods and technique. The general student of hygiene and the medical officer of health require, however, an elementary book in which, whilst ample laboratory facts are recorded, the subject is viewed broadly and particularly as it concerns the practical everyday problems of health and preventive medicine. This book is aimed to meet that requirement.

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