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October 30, 1926

La grippe. Clinique. Prophylaxie. Traitement.

JAMA. 1926;87(18):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180075041

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Abstract

This little book, one of a well known series of French handbooks, is well organized and clearly written. Unfortunately, the author has drawn almost exclusively on French sources for his material, only one article in a foreign language (Spanish) being cited. The result is a parochial rather than a cosmopolitan treatment. The author appears to regard the extension of the grip in 1918-1919 as primarily due to the conditions of the Great War, forgetting the fact that in 1889-1890 the area of the earth's surface covered by the influenza pandemic and the morbidity rates differed little from those observed in 1918. The author does not seem to have read the original articles of Olitsky and Gates on B. pneumosintes, but has been content to take his data and his opinions second hand from other French writers. On the whole, the book, while it does not depart very widely from current

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