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Almost all the essays in this book have appeared in the American Journal of Surgery, from which apparently the type has been collected. In the introduction, Theobald Smith emphasizes the importance of medical history as an interpreter of medical thought. The book is essentially an outline of medical history, handsomely printed, well illustrated, nicely annotated and exceedingly readable. It carries our knowledge of infection down to modern times. The book makes a welcome addition to any medical library.
Stalkers of Pestilence: The Story of Man's Ideas of Infection.. JAMA. 1931;96(22):1898. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720480056045
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