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Manual of Clinical Microbiology

JOHN D. HARE, MD; HELEN B. SHORT
Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(6):754. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120430086036.
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This second edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology is a very useful compendium of information on essentially all aspects of medical microbiology from viruses to animal parasites. The editors have exerted control over the format of the book such that it provides easy access to any aspect of each subject. This means that the clinician with an infectious disease problem can quickly review a short, concise chapter providing information on its characterization, clinical significance, collection of specimens, immunoserological diagnosis, and antibiotic susceptibility. At the same time, the laboratory technician has access to information dealing with the direct examination of specimens and their culture, isolation, and identification.

The book is 970 pages long with an ample bibliography on each topic. The editors have selected an outstanding group of contributors who are experts in their field. The subject matter is divided into 11 sections containing 96 chapters. The sections on individual

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