Case Reports
September 1948

The Acute Infectious Fevers.

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By Alexander Joe, M.D. Price, $4.50. Pp. 276, with illustrations. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(3):355. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030365014

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This textbook is a compendium in the 276 pages of which are discussed those types of diseases that are ordinarily treated in what the British call a fever hospital. There are fifteen chapters and fifteen subjects. The usual diseases treated in an American hospital for contagious diseases are covered.

Information of this type in the United States is usually found in comprehensive textbooks on medicine and pediatrics, in which subjects are covered, not always to their best advantage, by many authors. This text is a fundamental presentation of accepted ideas, the author preferring not to philosophize; as a consequence, though an adequate presentation, it is drier reading than that found in the usual British textbook.

It contains nothing not included in the usual systems of medicine.

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