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This volume presents the papers contributed to a symposium in viral diseases organised by the Section on Microbiology of the New York Academy of Medicine, in December, 1948. The participants are all distinguished by their important contributions to this special field.
Included are more general papers: (1) R. E. Shope on “The Spread of Viruses from Infected to Susceptible Hosts” (2) C. J. Buddingh on “The Culture and Effects of Viruses in Chick Embryo Cells”; (3) G. Dalldorf on “The Relationships of Viruses and Cells, with Particular Reference to the Interference Phenomenon”; (4) T. F. Anderson on “The Activators of Viruses by Absorption Cofactors”; (5) R. W. G. Wyckoff on “The Electron Microscopic Study of Virus Growth”.
Another series of papers treat of pathology, thus (6) Scott, Blank, Corriell and Crouse discuss Variola, Vaccinia, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster and Varicella; (7) Ash deals with Yellow Fever; (8) Lillie with Lymphatic Choriomeningitis; (9) Wolf with Viral Encephalitides.