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This is a monograph on the virus diseases of man, written in German. It is designed to give practitioners and medical students a concise picture of the fundamental and clinical aspects of virus diseases. The reviewer believes this has been accomplished in a very satisfactory fashion. There is a chapter on the general characteristics of viruses and the methods of working with them. Under 29 different headings the individual virus diseases are then discussed as to the characteristics of the specific virus, the pathology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, and treatment of each disease. The material includes the latest developments. Suitable references for each disease are abundant, and extend through the year 1953. The 47 illustrations are well chosen; 8 of them are in color. Subject finding is made easy by an adequate table of contents and a subject index. The print and paper are excellent. This book