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November 25, 1933

Filterable Virus Diseases in Man.

JAMA. 1933;101(22):1750. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740470064036

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This book gives in compact form the essential facts concerning the virus diseases in man, of which there are listed twenty-four. They are divided into seven groups, whether transmitted by an intermediate host or directly, and whether affecting the skin, the nervous system or the respiratory system. At the end of each chapter is a short but inclusive bibliography. The author has stated the facts concerning the virus diseases concisely and clearly; when authorities have disagreed, he has given all the pertinent evidence on each side of the question. In a few instances in which there are no universally accepted views, such as the identity of the virus of herpes and of epidemic (lethargic) encephalitis, he has given opinions of his own. Foot-and-mouth disease has been omitted. Two tables at the end of the book should prove useful for quick reference. In one, facts are presented concerning the twenty-four virus

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