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Virtually all infectious agents have the capacity to invade and produce disease in the central nervous system. Therefore, a textbook that purports to deal comprehensively with neurologic infections must cover a myriad of subjects in the ever-widening field of infectious diseases. This is difficult to do, and several recent textbooks have had to expand to two volumes to accomplish the task successfully. Bell and McCormick have written a new, expanded version of their earlier monograph on neurologic infections of children. Unfortunately, as in government, bigger does not necessarily mean better.
The latest edition is about 150 pages longer than the
Neurologic Infections in Children.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:690. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-690_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):690.
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