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This paperback book was developed by Dr Friedman as the sole author. It contains multiple sections covering a variety of infectious diseases categories, with brief subsections on each. Current literature references are included where the author has believed them to be appropriate but are not exhaustive. Key points for emphasis are incorporated at the end of many subsections and all individual sections. In addition, each section is followed by several review questions that could help the reader determine how much of the preceding information he or she has assimilated. By the author's own admission, this book is not intended to be a comprehensive infectious diseases reference. Rather, it is a useful introductory and quick-reference text directed to medical students, house officers, and non-MD child care providers. The latter group could include daycare center directors as well. The overall text has been written in an easily readable Merck Manual style but
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