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September 16, 1950

Brucellosis (Undulant Fever): Clinical and Subclinical

JAMA. 1950;144(3):278-279. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920030066027

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The first edition of this book was published in 1941. In that edition, the author attempted to convince the reader that chronic brucellosis was a common disease frequently overlooked by the physician. His conclusions were based on personal observation of "some 250 cases." He has now extended his observations so that the second edition includes his experience with an additional 450 cases, making a total of 700. The stated purpose of this new edition is to give physicians the benefit of this added experience and to show the relation of brucellosis to arthritis, salpingitis and ocular disease and to point out the psychosomatic aspects of chronic brucellosis. In addition, there is an extended discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of brucellosis.

There are introductory chapters on the etiology, epidemiology and pathology of brucellosis, followed by an excursion into the symptomatology of the disease. The author is a champion of the

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