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The title of this volume is a teaser. Expecting to learn about diseases acquired from cats, dogs, and birds, I found myself reading about the traumatic dangers the human can expect from sharks and sea urchins, as well as the effects of alcohol on carnivores. According to Webster, a pet is "a domesticated animal kept to fondle and play with," and the animal kingdom includes practically all living things except plants. Given this latitude, the author has included an incredible amount of information on animal diseases involving a wide distribution of animals throughout the world.
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Diseases of Man Acquired From His Pets.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:181. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-181_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(1):181.
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