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The majority of infectious diseases occur in childhood. This book, therefore, is intended to provide a concise account of such diseases. It is written primarily for pediatricians and general practitioners in whose practices most of these diseases are seen.
The greater part of the book is devoted to systemic infections, such as encephalitis, meningitis, hepatitis, Rickettsial infection, etc., yet there is much in the book to interest dermatologists. Consideration is given to the effect of these diseases when they occur in adults, as well as to infections such as pyoderms, exanthems, and herpetic diseases. There is even a chapter on control of communicable diseases in the hospital and at home.
The format is of the usual textbook type; the writing is plain, with an economy of words and emphasis on the practical; full use is made of diagnostic tables and illustrations, some in natural color, to recommend further the
Infectious Diseases of Children. AMA Arch Derm. 1959;79(3):381. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560150123025