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The Infectious Diseases of Man and Their Causative Agents.

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Volumes I. and II.. Second edition. Edited by GRUMBACH ARTHUR, BONIN OTTO. . Volume I, 994 pages. Volume II, 961 pages. Georg Thieme Verlag; , Stuttgart: , 1969.. Price, about 370 D.M.

Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(4):886. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-71-4-886_1
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For the second edition of this comprehensive textbook of the infectious diseases of man the number of contributors has been increased from 17 to 68. This is intended to insure adequate treatment of the extensive material. All contributions, including the English, appear in German. Not unexpectedly, some are better than others. A modern general section of 586 pages dealing with definitions and concepts is followed by the detailed special section. References are arranged in an unnecessarily clumsy manner and the price is high, but the production is good, and the book, as is its intention, should meet the needs of


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