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The Unseen World.

Ian Maclean Smith, MD, MRCP(G)
Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(4):621. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860040217023.
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Your book review editor sent me a letter the other day:

Dear Ian, This delightful book is by a man whom I know you admire. Even I, old and tired as I am, enjoyed dipping into it... and well he might. It is a delightful volume albeit overfancified by the publisher and inflated in price, but nonetheless a gem. As a former indentured apprentice of this master of the romance of bacteriology I can see him throw his heart and soul—aye, even a measure of his thyroid—into these lectures for high-school students. The applause, according to Dr. Bronk in the introduction, was deafening and well it might be, because this record of the lectures written with felicity and beauty stirs within one a swelling pride in the accomplishments of the "domestication" of microbial life. Similarly, it is bound to light a fire in many high-school students bursting with potential energy

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