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September 1933

Streptococci in Health and Disease.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(3):698-699. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960030227019

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Unlike the bibliographical compilations on streptococci written by the Thomson brothers, this book represents an interpretative summary of present knowledge of the subject. For this reason, it is valuable to the clinician as it gives him in a compact volume an understanding of the present status of streptococci as the etiologic factors in various clinical conditions, such as scarlet fever and erysipelas. The authors have been especially well fitted to write this book, since they and their associates have worked for a number of years on many of the fundamental phases of the subject about which they write. The style is simple; the analytic expositions are clear and lucid; the facts are presented in an orderly manner, and the conclusions in the book are easily grasped. All of the authors' remarks might not be agreed with, but mooted points are so discussed and diverse and opposing opinions so justly dealt

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