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This book provides a well-rounded presentation of certain common infectious diseases. As stated in the author's preface, the material is intended to supplement the student's clinical instruction in this field. It is difficult to understand why pneumonias, both bacterial and viral types, and tetanus infections were not included in this book.
Available evidence does not support several statements in the text. Particularly is this true of the following: (referring to typhoid carriers) "Recent urinary carriers are easily freed from their organisms by sulfonamides." To date even chloramphenicol which has been shown repeatedly to be highly effective in typhoid fever, fails
The Common Infectious Diseases: A Handbook for Students and Post-graduates.. Ann Intern Med. ;33:489. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-489_1
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