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August 12, 1983

Bacterial Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control

Author Affiliations

Texas Tech University School of Medicine El Paso

JAMA. 1983;250(6):830. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340060096043

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The epidemiologic perspective that Dr Alfred S. Evans used successfully in the publication of Viral Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control (1976; ed 2, 1982) has been utilized once more in Bacterial Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control. The intent of both these works is to fill the gap between texts of basic microbiology and those of clinical infectious diseases. They give the student or practitioner a description of the pathogenesis of infection and the interaction of the microbe—the environment and the host. An understanding of these principles will facilitate intervention and successful control of infectious processes.

Thirty-three recognized authorities joined the editors, Dr Evans and Dr Harry A. Feldman, in writing the 36 chapters. The initial two chapters introduce the concepts of epidemiology and surveillance. These are followed by alphabetically arranged chapters, each dealing with a specific clinical entity or type of infectious process. Each chapter is subdivided into 12