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This review has been approached from the standpoint of the value of this book for a clinical dermatologist, a resident in dermatology or one in a closely allied field. There are 25 contributors in addition to the author, and many are authorities in their particular subjects. The book is well written and is easily read. Each disease is defined, then outlined as to infectious agent, epidemiology, immunity, pathology, symptoms and signs, complications, sequelae, differential diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and nursing care, and prevention and control. Treatment is up to date. The author in his preface states in part: "This (new edition) has been made necessary by rapid changes which have occurred particularly in chemotherapeutic and antibiotic agents, and specific prevention of certain communicable diseases."
The text is divided into two sections: general considerations applicable to communicable diseases, and communicable and infectious diseases classified by common portal of entry. General considerations deal
Ray LF. Communicable and Infectious Diseases. Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(1):96. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600070102030
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