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June 1953

Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(6):753. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070770023

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This is a very excellent text on infectious disease by a group of British authors. It was first published in 1940, and this represents the fourth edition. The book is divided in a general way into three parts dealing with the general problems of infection and epidemiology, separate chapters on the individual diseases, and a final group of chapters on the general management and control of infectious diseases. This is a particularly complete text with a total of almost 700 pages. All parts of the book are well done, but the clinical descriptions of the disease seem to be outstanding. Since this is a British book, the American reader may object to the slighting of some disease which are of particular interest to us. For example, the equine encephalitides and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are not at all adequately discussed in comparison with the other diesases. However, this is not

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