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Textbook of Human Virology

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Second edition. Belshe Robert B. ; ed. 1064 pages. St. Louis: :Mosby Yearbook, Inc.;1991.. $99.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(5):431. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-116-5-431_3
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This is the second edition of a text designed to review the etiologies and manifestations of human viral infections (the first edition was published in 1984). It is the second comprehensive textbook in this area; the alternative is a two-volume text, Virology, edited by Fields and colleagues and published by Raven Press.

Numerous changes have been made in this text since the first edition. The book has increased in size and the individual chapters have undergone considerable rewriting and updating. Included are two excellent chapters on retroviruses, which contain the most current information possible in a textbook. The introductory chapters




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