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May 2, 1959

Staphylococcal Infections

JAMA. 1959;170(1):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010010138036

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This is a brief, practical, working manual dealing primarily with the clinical manifestations of staphylococcic infection. The manner of presentation is simple and categorical. This has obvious advantages to the practitioner and to the reader who wants a gallery of thumbnail sketches of the infections caused by staphylococci, but the critical reader may wonder if matters are really so cut and dried. A brief résumé of the biology of Staphylococcus is followed by chapters on diseases of the skin, respiratory infections, osteomyelitis, the gastrointestinal system and abdomen, septicemia and endocarditis, miscellaneous problems, diseases of animals, and the treatment of staphylococcic diseases. This is a useful volume but it is not to be compared with such a scholarly work, for instance, as "Staphylococcus pyogenes and Its Relation to Disease," by Prof. Stephen D. Elek of London, which has simultaneously become available through the Williams and Wilkins Company of Baltimore.

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