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November 5, 1955

Communicable Diseases

JAMA. 1955;159(10):1075. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270095040

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During the 14 years that have elapsed since the first edition, this book has firmly established itself as the leading textbook dealing with the clinical aspects of communicable diseases. The third edition maintains the previous high standards and leaves no doubt as to the authoritative position it occupies in current medical literature. The book has almost doubled in size and scope due to inclusion of more diseases and more comprehensive discussion and the addition of several chapters of general interest. Notable among the last are chapters dealing with the sulfonamides and the antibiotics. As in earlier editions, liberal use has been made of contributions from collaborating authors. Although these comprise about half the volume, the senior author has provided a continuity and cohesiveness that is often lacking in a book to which so many specialists have contributed. Many illustrations have been added. While major attention and emphasis have been placed

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