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Atlas of the Bacteria Pathogenic in Man : With Descriptions of Their Morphology and Modes of Microscopic Examination, Paperback by Shattock, Samuel G.; Babcock, W. Wayne, ISBN 1985813882, ISBN-13 9781985813885, Like New Used, Free shipping in the USThis historical book explains the basics of bacteriology for general practitioners of medicine and interested members of the public. This edition includes the thirty-nine illustrations of bacterial microorganisms.
Written at the close of the 19th century, this text is an effective primer, mapping and detailing the nature of the bacterias which commonly infect humans. It is a concise text, straying only to brief statistical analyses and using a series of clear, pictorial examples to help the reader gain swift comprehension. Streptococcus, plague, tetanus and other bacterial diseases are discussed, with their behavior in petri dish cultures detailed.
We also gain insight into the diagnostic procedure of the time. We learn of the use of swabs taken from the tonsils or pharynx, and glass test tubes for storage in controlled conditions matching the human body temperature. Then-recent and impressive advances in treatment are alluded to, with several authors in the field of bacteriology cited for valuable contributions in relation to specific diseases.
In the late 19th century, it was common for even experienced physicians and other practitioners to carry only scarce knowledge of bacteria and bacterial infections. With analysis and differentiation of bacteria under the microscope undergoing adoption in hospitals with the goal of yielding improved treatments, education in the matter was fast becoming vital for medical professionals. While outdated in several respects and unsuitable for modern reference in the context of treatment, this text retains a historical value.