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June 1941

Diseases Transmitted from Animals to Man.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(6):1290. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200060193024

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It is an interesting sidelight on modern specialization that the editor of this book, which deals with only a part of the field of infection, felt the need of no less than fourteen collaborators. It is the good fortune of the reader, however, to gain the authoritative discussions of these experts. All the important diseases which may be transmitted to man from animals are described. Most of the articles stress epidemiologic aspects, and in some cases the clinical descriptions are perhaps too brief, for instance, that of botulism. The recently developed prophylaxis of tetanus by toxoid is also barely mentioned. Such few shortcomings are, however, more than balanced by the general high quality of the book, the excellent illustrations, the instructive diagrams and the attractive format.

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