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November 1968

Book Reviews

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(5):460-461. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00040010460022

American physicians and medical laboratory workers accustomed to new works on microbiology concerned primarily with genetics and molecular biology will be delighted with this new volume. It deals with clinical virology presented in a readable interesting manner. Professor Duguid of Queen's College in Dundee, Scotland, characterized the volume very well in his foreword: "The text is substantial enough to cover the subject comprehensively yet brief and simple enough to be easily assimilable by the beginner. It deals with the main aspects of basic virology and pathology, laboratory diagnosis, epidemiology, and chemotherapy of the viral diseases of man." The combination of text and figures is particularly well suited for the main purpose of this book, which is to serve as an introduction to medical virology.

The text figures (many well-reproduced in color) are clear, well chosen, and illustrate features presented in the text. Clinical Virology is described as a "teaching text";