Book Reviews
July 1942


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By Leslie T. Webster, M.D. Price $1.75. Pp. 168, with 8 illustrations and 22 tables. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(1):202. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010070203015

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This monograph of 168 pages is an interesting compilation of what practicing physicians, public health officials and the community should know about rabies. The author, Dr. Leslie Webster, is a recognized authority on filtrable viruses. He has devoted a number of years to work on rabies at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. This publication presents his answers to the questions of causation, prevention and eradication of rabies. The style is clear and simple; in instances in which positive statements are possible, Dr. Webster makes positive statements. They are presented dramatically. The book can be recommended as a text and as a reference volume for students, medical and veterinary practitioners and public health authorities.

The subject is divided into three parts. Part I covers the description, etiology, histopathology and diagnosis of rabies in animals and in man. Part II is devoted to the prevention of rabies and includes a history

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