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Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis.

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Publication No. 274, American Lecture Series.. By KERR ANDREW JR.. , M.D. 343 pages; 14.5 X 22.5 cm. Charles C Thomas; , Springfield, Illinois: . 1955.. Price, $6.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):1044-1045. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-1044_2
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This monograph by Andrew Kerr, Jr. presents a compilation of all the important literature, as well as his own observations, on the now somewhat less dreadful but still often elusive disease, subacute bacterial endocarditis. The volume represents the first effort at a formalized text on the subject and will, because of its wealth of statistical data, undoubtedly be a much used reference.

One of the most interesting parts of this rather complete work is the historical section devoted to early observations and writings, and credits to some of the most outstanding names in the history of medicine. There is probably


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