September 29, 1934

Praktikum der wichtigsten Infektions-krankheiten

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Von Prof. Dr. C. Hegler, Direktor des allgemeinen Krankenhauses St. Georg in Hamburg. Paper. Price, 4.50 marks. Pp. 186. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(13):1017-1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750390061032

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In the foreword the author states that he presents a condensed book for the practitioner. He makes no pretense of going into great detail with the diseases discussed but hopes that the subject matter will stimulate greater study. The views expressed are based almost wholly on personal experience. Among the infectious diseases, nearly all the common ones as well as those less frequently encountered are referred to. Limited mention, in most instances, is made of diseases carried or transmitted by animals. Some of the important food poisonings are mentioned. The author seems to emphasize the importance of the Diazo reaction in the exanthematous diseases and recommends numerous proprietary remedies in the treatment of various infections. In regard to scarlet fever the opinion is set forth that the cause has not yet been definitely established; also that the frequency and severity of complications are little influenced by scarlet fever serum. There

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