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This compact volume, written by four well-known English virologists, is admirably done. It presents a good selection of viral and rickettsial infections of medical importance in a brief, but highly informative, form. Basic aspects of the microbial agents, epidemiology of the infections and laboratory diagnostic methods are stressed along with control measures. Clinical and pathologic features have been minimized in accordance with the stated policy of the authors. Some chapters, such as the one on immunity in viral infections, are particularly outstanding. This second edition includes some new agents not known in 1950 and presents pertinent new information on agents
Virus and Rickettsial Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;46:1010. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-1010_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(5):1010.
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