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June 5, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(6):617. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690240083039

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The author of this monograph was one of four authors who compiled a manual on plague in 1936. This earlier volume has been rendered obsolete by spectacular advances in the treatment and control of plague since its publication. For this reason, the author has prepared a definitive text on plague that should serve as a reference book for many years or until the accumulation of new knowledge makes it obsolete. The papers contained in the present monograph cover the history and distribution of plague, the plague bacillus, immunology, pathology, laboratory diagnosis, hosts of infection, insect vectors, clinical aspects, epidemiology, and the control and prevention of plague. Annexes provide lists of reservoirs and vectors of plague and a key to the identification of fleas. These papers were published separately over a period of two years in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. The book is well printed and well illustrated,

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