Antibiotic susceptibility testing by a standardized single disk method.

  title={Antibiotic susceptibility testing by a standardized single disk method.},
  author={A. Bauer and W. M. Kirby and J. Sherris and M. Turck},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={45 4},
In the words of the authors, the paper by A. W. Bauer et al., from the University of Washington in Seattle, on a standardized single-disk method for antibiotic susceptibility testing “. . . consolidate(s) and update(s) previous descriptions of the method and provide(s) a concise outline for its performance and interpretation.” Clinical microbiologists were relieved that finally a disk diffusion method had been standardized, could be used with ease, and provided reliable results as compared with… Expand
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