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April 21, 1951

Praktikum der wichtigsten Infektionskrankheiten

JAMA. 1951;145(16):1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920340082040

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This handbook on the important infectious diseases was originally written by the late Professor Hegler, Director of Saint George's Hospital in Hamburg. The present edition has been revised by his old student and former assistant, Professor H. E. Bock. The purpose of the work is to present in succinct form the chief symptoms, the diagnosis and, above all, the newest therapy of the important infectious diseases. The author points out that it is also necessary to discuss some infections not hitherto regarded as especially important, since the intimate association of masses of people of many nationalities brought about by the tremendous dislocations of World War II has favored the spread of many previously localized infections.

After a discussion of the general principles underlying the diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases, the book is divided into chapters on the common exanthems, on disease of groups with a common symptom (jaundice,

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