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September 13, 2000

Infectious DiseasesInfectious Diseases Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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Infectious Diseases, vols 1 & 2, edited by Donald Armstrong and Jonathan Cohen, 2000 pp, with 2191 illus, $295, includes CD-ROM, ISBN 0-7234-2328-8, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1999.


Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, vols 1 & 2 edited by Gerald L. Mandell, John E. Bennett, and Raphael Dolin, 5th ed, 3262 pp, with 1000 illus, $295 ($395 with full-text CD-ROM, or $295 CD-ROM alone), ISBN 0-443-07593-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(10):1303-1305. doi:10.1001/jama.284.10.1303-JBK0913-3-1

To quote Armstrong and Cohen, the editors of Infectious Diseases: "Several excellent text-reference books in Infectious Diseases already exist, but these are aimed largely at the specialist. Our goals in devising this all-new book were clear: . . . to create a book for both specialist and non-specialist practitioners that would give clear, practical advice . . . to be accessible and take advantage of the extraordinary developments in publishing [and] to make full use of high-quality image reproduction. . . . " To this end, they have tapped into the graphically "hip" style pioneered by the publisher, Mosby, and adopted a flashy, knock-your-eyes-out design that grabs readers and compels them to delve into this book with abandon.

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