December 1975

Diseases Transmitted From Animals to Man

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Tampa, Fla


ed 6, by William T. Hubbert, DVM, MPH, PhD, William F. McCullough, DVM, MPH, and Paul R. Schnurrenberger, DVM, MPH, 1,206 pp, $58, Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1974.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(12):1627-1628. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330120105029

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The sixth edition of Diseases Transmitted From Animals to Man is an ambitious effort to bring into focus, under one cover, a comprehensive compilation of information of value to biomedical scientists and professionals concerned with infections of animals to man.

The efforts of 24 consultants and 68 contributors from 12 countries present 90 chapters in five sections dealing with bacterial, mycotic, parasitic, viral, and noninfectious diseases. A sixth section includes information pertaining to arthropod vectors of disease and an all inclusive tabular summary of diseases, hosts, and transmission. The index is complete and easily informs the reader.

The editors have organized this vast amount of information into a reference work that does not intend to be a complete treatise on all aspects of the problem, but conveys an understanding of zoonosis and provides a source of bibliographical information for further study.

Each chapter is organized under four headings: first recognition;

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