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December 28, 1940

A Manual of the Common Contagious Diseases

JAMA. 1940;115(26):2307. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810520069040

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Complete revision of a previously excellent textbook on the contagious diseases has produced here a book of great value. The subjects discussed include the principles of contagion, serum reactions, detailed description of the common contagious diseases, general management of these disorders, and management in boarding schools and homes. The material is presented briefly and the appended references increase the value of the work. Included is a discussion of the use of sulfanilamide and sulfapyridine. The book covers practically every phase of the subject without wordiness, so that physicians, students and nurses will find satisfaction in having this volume at their disposal.

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