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January 13, 1984

Infections in Office Practice

Author Affiliations

University of Pittsburgh

JAMA. 1984;251(2):267. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340260071039

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Infection in ambulatory patients is the most common problem encountered by pediatricians, internists, and family practitioners. In the past few years there has been a multitude of new antibiotics and vaccines, as well as new therapeutic strategies designed for practitioners. This concise, multiauthored textbook contains new and practical information in a series of 14 chapters dealing with office infections and oral antibiotics. Basic science and pathophysiology are succinctly presented, and all statements are rigorously referenced with citations as recent as 1982. For example, an introductory chapter on "Problems and Perspectives in Office Infections" contains 118 references. Therefore, this is not merely a "how to" manual dealing with therapy, but an informative text that educates the practitioner.

The chapters on sexually transmitted disease, lower respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections are well done. There is a practical section on indications for the outpatient management of pneumonias. The chapters on ocular