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Article
June 1, 1984

Current Therapy in Infectious Disease 19831984

Author Affiliations

St Paul Hospital Dallas

 

by Edward H. Kass and Richard Platt (Current Therapy Series), 296 pp, with illus, $44, Philadelphia 19103 (6 Penn Center Plaza), BC Decker; St Louis, CV Mosby Co, distributor, 1983.

JAMA. 1984;251(21):2871. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340450079039

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Abstract

"What a day! I am swamped here in the office, and now Mr Jones has this infection I don't know how to treat. I usually call Dr Curbside for advice, but he is off this afternoon. I seem to recall reading about a new drug for this infection. My copy of Harrison's is a few years old, and the chapter on this infection was probably written ten years ago. Dear me! I really should get the new edition. But even if I did, I wouldn't have time to read through all that fine print to find what I need. What should I do?"

Kass and Platt have the answer. In this concisely written volume they have assembled the advice of more than 100 experts to provide up-to-date recommendations on treatment of infectious diseases. Each chapter gives straightforward advice on treatment, which drug(s) to use, what dosage is best, and what

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