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June 1959

Bibliography of Internal Medicine: Communicable Diseases.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;97(6):894. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070010896023

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This volume represents a selected bibliography of communicable diseases involving the most important contributions of the literature made to each of 30 such diseases during the past 160 years. This bibliography is eminently readable, although its main purpose may well be that of a reference for medical students and their teachers. Dr. Bloomfield, who is now Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, has previously published some of the sections of this bibliography in a number of medical journals, including the A. M. A. Archives of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Chronic Diseases. Dr. Bloomfield was clearly motivated by his truly passionate desire to prevent a final isolation of the modern student and practitioner from his medical heritage. The important contributions of medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries have such an important bearing on the development of recent ideas and concepts in modern medicine that

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