By S. P. Bedson, M.D., and others. Price, $5.50. Pp. 383, with 33 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1951.
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This compact text ably fulfils the purpose set forth by its authors in the preface, that is, to provide an authoritative, compact reference to the virus and rickettsial diseases for the practicing physician. It presents in concise, exact language a summary of the newer knowledge in regard to these maladies. In addition, the reader is provide with an excellent bibliography at the end of each chapter.
The introductory sections are especially well written, particularly the ones on immunity and chemotherapy.
Considering the fact that chloramphenicol and aureomycin are much more effective against the rickettsioses than p-aminobenzoic acid, it might have been well to give this drug much less consideration than was devoted to it.
The book can be highly recommended.
Virus and Rickettsial Diseases.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(3):416. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810090147036