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Rabies continues to be a timely subject, even though human infection caused by this virus is now infrequently seen by most physicians. This review of the disease consists of seven chapters compiled by eight contributors.
The audience the book is intended to reach is not entirely clear, although the pleasing writing style makes for enjoyable reading regardless of one's scientific background. The authors have attempted to define medical terms to enable comprehension by readers without detailed medical knowledge. At the same time, the material is covered in sufficient detail that it can serve the needs of physicians who desire to understand the worldwide dimensions peculiar to this disease.
To this reviewer, the most valuable features of this book are the historical comments, the descriptions of the epidemiology of the disorder, and the discussion of the dilemmas of the control methods of animal rabies in various countries. Particularly useful is the
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