July 23, 1910

Infectious Disease.

JAMA. 1910;55(4):335-336. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040071035

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An extensive experience at the Edinburg City Hospital has enabled the author to speak knowingly concerning all except some of the rarer infectious diseases. He has aimed to make his book practical and has omitted, therefore, much concerning the etiology, bacteriology and pathology. Bibliographic references also are seldom given. The result is a text-book that is eminently suited to the needs of the practitioner—a book in which the emphasis is laid on diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. It must not be inferred, however, that pathology and bacteriology are overlooked. On the contrary, they are clearly discussed, though in a succinct rather than an exhaustive manner and with especial reference to the practical bearings of these topics. For instance, the bacterial side of diphtheria and cerebrospinal meningitis is excellently handled, with minute directions as to the diagnostic help that comes from the early identification of the organisms in a given case of

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