Franklin H. Top and Collaborators. Communicable Diseases

13 color plates and 95 Illus. Pp. 992. 2nd ed. St. Louis, Mo., C. V. Mosby Co.

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This work is largely based upon experience gained in the Herman Kiefer Hospital, and presumably reflects the methods for the management of infections in that institution. In this second edition it is greatly expanded through the incorporation of fourteen new chapters. The descriptions are vividly enhanced by a large series of excellent and well chosen illustrations in black and white as well as in color. Seven chapters are devoted to general considerations, and each of the remaining fifty three are devoted to individual infections. This naturally does not permit of an exhaustive consideration of any single disease but this limitation is in most instances well offset by conciseness and balance of presentation. As a consequence of this condensation, however, the presentation of those insect transmitted diseases considered is not comparably adequate. The book should prove to be very useful to the clinician or epidemiologist.

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