This book was written as a guide for those who have responsibility for the laboratory diagnosis of viral, bedsonial, and rickettsial diseases. The text is quite readable, concise, and practical.
The book is divided into three parts. One deals with the general properties of viruses, bedsoniae, and rickettsiae. The second part deals with general diagnostic laboratory procedures and the third part deals with specific diagnostic procedures related to etiologic agents of disease as indicated in the title.
This book would be especially valuable to laboratory technician students and may be used as a general reference by microbiology diagnostic laboratories.