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Food Poisoning.

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Revised Edition. By DACK G. M.. , Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Bacteriology and Director, Food Research Institute, University of Chicago. 184 pages; 15.5 X 23.5 cm. The University of Chicago Press; , Chicago 37, Ill.: 1949.. Price, $3.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(6):1307-1308. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-30-6-1307_2
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This is an excellent review of the epidemiology, symptomatology, cause, and prevention of the common types of gastro-enteritis. It is much more than a mere enumeration of the poisons and toxins which man can ingest with his food. Each type is discussed in full with illustrative histories. One fascinating record of poisoning is that of a man who, while gorging on mussels which he had just caught, negligently gave a few to a dog which shortly thereafter vomited; to a cat which developed paralysis the next day, and to two kittens which died. The patient himself developed only some nausea


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