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Until now, no author dared attempt a comprehensive textbook on infectious disease for medical students and practitioners. The discipline demands familiarity with a spectrum of microorganisms from viruses to worms, which preferentially attack one or more organ systems and simultaneously provoke complex general responses in the infected host. A knowledge of microbiology must therefore be integrated with the principles of epidemiology, pathologic physiology, medicine, immunology, and pharmacology, and the physician must rapidly and accurately diagnose infectious diseases, knowing that death from curable disorders may result from clinical misjudgment.
Paul Hoeprich has taken on the challenge of getting it all together,
Infectious Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:800–801. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-800
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):800-801.
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