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September 1958

The Practice of Infectious Diseases

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;78(3):425. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560090141035

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Despite antibiotics, "the field of infections is expanding and not contracting." The author thought it timely to undertake to review the subject with emphasis on the practical aspects of the subject. After considering the principles of diagnosis, treatment and prevention, infections of special organs and systems are considered with two chapters devoted specifically to the skin. Dermatologic problems crop up in almost all the chapters, however. In general the book, written specifically for the general practitioner, covers the subject well and should prove useful.

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