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In the preface to the fifth edition, now expanded to include adults as well as children, the purpose of writing the text is not stated, or restated. Instead, the authors explain: "This book from its inception was not designed to be an all-inclusive text on infectious disease." It "does not include chapters on malaria, yellow fever, the leptospiroses, and various mycotic infections." Thus, this book is a disappointingly limited collection of selected subjects. Omitted are such diseases as actinomycosis, nocardiosis, brucellosis, pasturellosis, tularemia, cholera, and amebiasis, to name some; not discussed are such important topics as pericarditis, endocarditis, pyelonephritis, cystitis,
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Infectious Diseases of Children and Adults.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-773_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):773.
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