Every reviewer who comments on a book that has gone through many editions always makes the statements that this is another book which has stood the test of time and that a new edition requires little or no discussion. These broad statements may well be applied to the eighth edition of the standard textbook of bacteriology of which Hans Zinsser is the senior author.
The book is packed with information, not only technical in nature but also broad in character, and is most instructive for the public health worker, the internist or, as a matter of fact, any one who is in actual contact with disease.
In the preface to this new edition the authors list the many changes that have been made in the text as a result of the "rapid advances in bacteriology and immunology... during the past few years." The section on pathogenic protozoa has been omitted