by Privatdozent Dr. med. H. P. R. Seeliger, Hygiene-Institut, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn/Rh. (Germany); foreword by Dr. Dr. h. c. K. F. Meyer, Hooper Foundation for Medical Research, San Francisco, California; with an introduction to the 2nd German edition by Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Eyer, o. ö. Professor für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Max v. Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (Germany). 308 pages, illustrated (67 illustrations, 5 of them colored). New York, Hafner Publishing Company, Inc., 1961. $14.25
Listeriosis has captured the interest of many persons throughout the world who are engaged in either academic or clinical medicine.
A comprehensive review of this subject was presented in a German monograph Listeriose by Dr. Heinz Seeliger, published in Leipzig in 1955. A second German edition of this work was brought out in 1957. The present volume Listeriosis by the same author is especially welcome as it appears in English. The newer information has been added to bring it up to date. Additional illustrations and rearrangements of certain tables have added clarity to the original work.
The material is presented in the four sections that proved very usable in the earlier editions.
Section A describes in detail the causative agent. This is particularly valuable for the research worker.
Section B discusses listeriosis in animals. This is of interest to all but primarily so to the veterinarians.
Section C gves a comprehensive discussion of listeriosis in man.