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June 1936

Common Contagious Diseases.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(6):1493. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970180239020

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This is the second edition of this book. It has been revised and is completely up to date. In the opinion of the reviewer, this is a work which is peculiarly fitted for the use of general practitioners and especially those who are most interested in children.

The first chapters, "Principles of Contagion" and "Serum Reaction," are most enlightening, and the whole book is systematically prepared and clearly written. After the various contagious diseases are taken up, there is a chapter on "General Management of Contagious Diseases," including a discussion of the management of these diseases in hospitals.

A glossary is appended at the end of the book, and there is a tabulated summary of the common contagious diseases. The illustrations are clear and depict the conditions extremely well. On the whole, the book is well worth being in the possession of any physician.

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