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The number of contributors to this current edition has increased by 13 since the previous edition of 1972. Despite this increase, the length of the book remains unchanged. Of the 72 contributors, 37 are new to this publication. It is thus apparent that the current edition has been extensively revised and updated. Most of the chapters are written by persons with considerable experience in their areas of expertise.
After some general, introductory chapters, the book covers diseases generally by organism. Three new chapters deal with nosocomial infections, dengue, and anaerobic infections. The next edition will probably have to include chapters
Communicable and Infectious Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:256–257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-256_3
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