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    WE think that Prof. Carl Browning has been extra ordinarily successful in presenting a general outline of the principal facts concerning bacteria in a simple and concise manner suited to the general reader. The whole range of bacteriology is dealt with—history, the microscope, methods of investigating bacteria, and their role in Nature and in the causation of disease. Subjects such as antitoxins and the toxin-antitoxin reaction, complement fixation, the Weil-Felix ag glutination reaction in typhus fever, ultra-microscopic organisms, the bacteriophage, immunity and chemo therapy, are all considered, and their presentation is such that any one reading the accounts of them will have a very good general idea of what they are and mean.



    Carl H.


    By. (Home University Library of Modern Knowledge.). Pp. 256. (London: Williams and Norgate, Ltd.; New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1925.) 2s. 6d. net.

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