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October 20, 1888

The Physicians' Leisure Library. The Infectious Diseases.

JAMA. 1888;XI(16):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400680034013

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Dr. Hurd has contributed in no small degree towards bringing the writings and teachings of foreign medical men within the reach of Americans that do not read a foreign language, and his work has the peculiar merit of instructing the reader without allowing him to be aware that he has a translation.

The first volume of the work before us deals with the miasmatic and miasmatic contagious diseases; intermittent fever and typhoid fever. It should be said that the scope of the work is " The Pathology and Treatment of Infectious Diseases." Every one that has read anything from Liebermeister's pen knows that he is one of the strongest adherents to the germ theory of disease. To prevent making the present volumes too bulky the translator has omitted Liebermeister's chapter—a long one—on the nature of infection. In his appendix to the chapter on Malaria Dr. Hurd has wisely added some notes

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