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This second edition of a standard textbook on communicable diseases covers a very wide diversity of subjects, for it includes parasitic infections such as malaria and hookworm, virus and rickettsial infections of all varieties, bacterial infections including predominantly exotic diseases such as leprosy, all of the common venereal diseases, and several special infections such as epidemic diarrhea of the newborn, and epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis. Included also are a number of fungus diseases. To have all of this in one book, which has some 896 pages of text, is of course a worthy ideal but tends to produce a certain diffuseness. Dr.
Handbook of Communicable Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:703. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-703_1
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