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March 12, 1955

The History and Conquest of Common Diseases

JAMA. 1955;157(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950280099045

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This book consists of 17 chapters, each dealing with the history and conquest of a common disease. A number of competent contributors comment illuminatingly on such subjects as acute communicable diseases, influenza and pneumonia, rheumatism and arthritis, heart disease, epilepsy, diseases of the endocrine glands, tuberculosis and the venereal diseases, cancer, and malingering. Although this book was written mainly for patients, it should also appeal to many members of the medical profession.

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