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A financial writer once suggested that when the urge to speculate in commodities strikes, prudence dictates lying down until the spasm subsides. The same advice would be valuable to most infectious disease experts who are seized by the impulse to write the textbook that will put them on the same shelf with the works of Wintrobe, Goodman and Gilman, or Harrison. Compulsion conquered common sense when Paul Hoeprich successfully
edited Infectious Diseases, a single-volume book first published in 1972 that brought more information together than had appeared in one place at one time.
In an impressive achievement, Mandell, Douglas, and
Principles and Practice of Infectious Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;92:728–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-728_8
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):728-729.
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