Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Epidemiologie, Teil I

by Prof. Dr. Med. Habil. Georg Wildführ. 1st edition, 619 pages, illustrated (color). Leipzig, VEB Georg Thieme, 1959. DM 86.60

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As soon becomes obvious to a student of recent medical publications in the Soviet Union and the adjacent republics, workers there are usually dealing comprehensively with the subjects of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology: a leading journal published in Moscow bears the title (in translation) of “Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology”; a sister organ appearing in Prague even that of “Journal of Hygiene, Epidemiology, Microbiology and Epidemiology,” and important congresses are attended by hygienists, epidemiologists, microbiologists and ‘infectionists.’ It is in accord with this trend that Professor Wildführ of Leipzig, East Germany, instead of bringing out a revised edition of the small outline of microparasitology and the infectious diseases by Max Gundel (second edition, 1944), as was originally planned, decided to compile a major opus on “Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Epidemiology,” the ponderous first volume of which is now available.