July 28, 1934

Die akuten Zivilisationsseuchen: Masern, Pocken, Keuchhusten, Scharlach, Diphtherie, epidemische Kinderlahme. Ihre Epidemiologie und Bekämpfung

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Von Dr. B. de Rudder, o. ö. Professor, Direktor der Universitäts-Kinderklinik, Greifswald. Paper. Price, 16 marks. Pp. 286, with 49 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(4):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750300058031

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The purpose of this book is to summarize in a practical way existing knowledge of the modes of spreading and the prevention of measles, smallpox, whooping cough, diphtheria, scarlet fever and infantile paralysis. These six diseases are regarded as the major epidemics of our times among civilized people. On account of their high contagiousness, measles, smallpox and whooping cough are grouped together. In the spread of these diseases the patient plays the most important part by far and consequently the methods of prevention are different in some respects from those used against diphtheria, scarlet fever and infantile paralysis, in which the carrier plays the essential part in spreading the infection. The epidemiology, the endemiology and the principles and methods of preventing these diseases are discussed thoroughly and competently. The teachings are sound and progressive. The writing is rather cumbersome, with long and complicated sentences. The author does not seem to

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