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March 1961

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infectious

Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(3):470. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620030158034

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Whenever you can shorten a sentence do.

And one always can.

The best sentence?

The shortest.

—Anatole France

This is a timely short book which deserves a long review. In a mere two hours at five cents per page one can have an excellent recapitulation of a difficult and important disease. With a few exceptions it can be strongly recommended. The author has delineated both the larger categories of septicemia, meningitis, and urinary tract infections and also minor rarities and occurrences such as nail infections and liver and thyroid gland abscesses. Unfortunately, he has cut his manuscript to the bone. When one looks for more, however, there is an exhaustive bibliography of 465 items, but one would have appreciated more text.

He discusses the basic pathological lesion of bacterial colonization of blood vessel walls and the fascinating association of agranulocytosis with pseudomonas infection. As well he discusses the alarming fatality

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