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This "Textbook of Medicine" is compiled from the efforts of many contributors and is divided into 19 sections. The first section is entitled "Infectious Diseases" but is incomplete since the following three sections on "Tuberculosis," "Venereal Disease" and "Tropical Diseases" should be included under this heading. It seems misleading to classify such diseases as bacillary dysentery, amebic dysentery, typhus fever, rabies, malaria, and "effects of heat" as tropical diseases. Certainly, they are all illnesses found in nontropical areas, and it is unfair to stress them as regional diseases, especially to students. The pneumonias are separately grouped under "Diseases of the
Textbook of Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:932–933. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-932_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):932-933.
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