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November 1943

Whooping Cough.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(5):588. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010230120012

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This is the third book ever written on whooping cough; the last one, by Pospichill, of the Whooping Cough Hospital in Vienna, appeared in 1921. This is the first to be written in the English language. A total of 778 papers are abstracted, some in detail. The author states that "in the course of his own work on prophylaxis of well children, on the prophylaxis of 'contacts,' on the treatment of sick children and laboratory investigations, the ordeal of searching a literature growing ever more and more voluminous became so onerous that the creation of this book was conceived. Since all statistics agree that whooping cough is responsible for more deaths than any of the other contagious diseases of childhood, no one should be surprised at the resurgence of interest in it during the last ten years."

Although the volume presents adequate digests of the literature on most of the

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