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This book contains a great deal of information of value to ophthalmologists, although it is not written either by an ophthalmologist or primarily for those specializing in diseases of the eye. There is a good introduction on the nature of viruses and rickettsia, together with a chapter on the general diagnosis of the diseases caused by these pathogens. The various diseases caused by viral and rickettsial agents are then considered, such as herpes, chickenpox and zoster, smallpox and vaccinia, the exanthematous diseases, the common cold, herpangina, warts, molluscum contagiosum, viral diseases contracted from animals, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, the Chlamydozoaceae, and, finally, the rickettsial diseases.
The book is beautifully illustrated, and is an authoritative text on the material it covers.
Viral and Rickettsial Diseases of the Skin, Eye and Mucous Membrane of Man. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):764. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010772031
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