The former eight editions of this book had Dr. Zinsser as one of the editors. With the passing of Dr. Zinsser, the book is dedicated to the previous authors, Hiss, Zinsser and BayneJones, and now is revised by a team of seven authors from the faculty of Duke University.
The outline and arrangement are similar to those in the eighth edition. A section on antibiotics is added and the discussion on sulfonamide compounds is enlarged. A chapter on pleuropneumonia organisms has been added. An introductory paragraph to chapters dealing with specific infections emphasizes the public health aspects of the disease. Much recent material is added. The sections on bacterial metabolism, immunology, fungus and viral diseases have been rewritten. One hundred and eighty-two new illustrations have been added including electron micrographs of bacteria and viruses.
Some chapters have had slight if any revision. For example, the chapter on bacterial ecology and