Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


A third edition of Krugman and Ward's valuable book appears within four years of the second and is now even better. The rapidly expanding field of knowledge concerning respiratory infections due to rhinoviruses, picornaviruses, myxoviruses, and Mycoplasma is ably summarized and discussed in two chapters on acute respiratory disease. A much needed chapter on cytomegalovirus infections has been added. The chapters on enteroviral infections, infectious hepatitis, measles and herpes are excellent. The chapter on rabies is most helpful, with the one serious exception that the World Health Organization Guide (1960) for specific postexposure treatment is not quoted exactly: Krugman and Ward omit the important recommendation that any (not only multiple, or face, or head or neck bites) be considered a severe exposure and treated accordingly. The newer facets of antimicrobial and antiviral treatment are discussed under the appropriate diseases, although the drugs themselves are not listed in the index.


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