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Ten to fifteen years ago there were only two or three texts on general infectious diseases; now there are numerous texts of all sizes from two-volume tomes to pocket-sized handbooks. This recent entry into the field is actually a part of a multivolume textbook of medicine. In scope it exceeds the offerings on infectious disease in most textbooks of medicine, but lags behind several more ambitious infectious disease texts. Students, house officers, and practicing physicians are the intended readership.
There are three sections: The first, on pathogenic mechanisms, considers entities such as fever, endotoxemia, and host-parasite relations and concludes with
Infectious Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;97:158. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-158_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):158.
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