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Virus Diseases in Man, Animal and Plant

Nature volume 155, page 33 (13 January 1945) | Download Citation



THIS edition of Seiffert's work is a translation by Marion Lee Taylor. The book is divided into five main sections. Section A is a 'General Division' in which the main properties of viruses are discussed; Section B gives a brief review of "Certain and Questionable Virus Diseases of Man, Mammals and Birds"; Section C deals with virus-like organisms such as the Rickettsisæ, bacteriophages, Bartonella and the agents of pleuropneumonia and agalactia; Section D is concerned with filtrable bacterial forms, and in Section E a short and incomplete description of the laboratory methods of virus investigation is given. In view of the wide scope of the book, it is possible in the space allotted to consider only the superficial aspects of the different subjects under review.

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