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October 22, 1927

Ker's Manual of Fevers.

JAMA. 1927;89(17):1449. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170073047

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This edition continues to fulfil well its purpose of providing the necessary supplement to the student's practical work. The descriptions include the ordinary eruptive fevers, diphtheria, typhoid, typhus, erysipelas, whooping cough, mumps, and cerebrospinal meningitis. The book has been kept short enough so that there can be no difficulty in mastering the contents in a relatively short time, and it is written in Ker's usual clear and concise style. One of the introductory chapters, on the examination of rashes and throats, is especially excellent, and gives information useful to both student and practitioner. The discussion on vaccination, including the chief arguments of the antivaccinationists, should also prove valuable. The book is written from the clinical point of view, and contains five graphic descriptions of the patient's general appearance and manner in the different diseases. Some of the remedies suggested may seem a little old fashioned, the application of leeches, for

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