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There is little doubt of the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date textbook of the infectious diseases. It is unfortunate that the latest edition of Communicable and Infectious Diseases does not adequately answer this need. This text has simply not kept pace with the rapidly changing dimensions of its subject.
The format of this edition is similar to previous ones. After eight chapters dealing with such aspects as infection and immunity, epidemiology, regulations governing control of communicable diseases, serum and serum reactions, and chemotherapy there follows a series of 55 alphabetically arranged chapters dealing with a variety of specific viral,
Communicable and Infectious Diseases. Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:883. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-883_1
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