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The book by Dr. Corlett is the outgrowth of his own experience as a young physician beset with difficulties in the differential diagnosis of the acute infectious eruptive diseases. The dangerous, communicable nature of these diseases has so far rendered it almost impracticable to give adequate clinical instruction to medical students. It must be acknowledged that in the practical teaching of medicine, the shortcomings of the present methods are greater in the class of eruptive diseases than in any other. The photographic reproductions are excellent, especially those illustrating various forms and stages of smallpox. Some of the colored plates are also quite satisfactory. The book certainly fills a fairly well-defined place and will be found useful to student and practitioner alike. There is an interesting chapter devoted to the early history of eruptive diseases. The diseases considered are variola, vaccinia, varicella, scarlatina, rubeola and rubella. From the publisher's standpoint, the
A Treatise on the Acute, Infectious Exanthemata. Including Variola, Rubeola, Scarlatina, Rubella, Varicella, and Vaccinia, with especial reference to Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(20):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470460045017
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