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March 1941

Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(3):660. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000090236024

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This is a practical and complete textbook on infectious diseases. It is well written and contains no erroneous or superfluous information. The authors detail their personal experience. The discussion covers many new infectious diseases not ordinarily seen in contagious disease hospitals in America, such as Weil's disease, various louse-borne infections, glandular fever, psittacosis and infectious enteritis of children. It is up-to-date in every respect and even includes reference to sulfanilamide and allied drugs.

In addition to a complete index, there is a summary of each chapter, which is exceedingly helpful, since it permits reviewing of the contents of each single chapter at a glance.

All in all, it is my opinion that the book is one of the best texts on this subject.

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