Communicable and Infectious Diseases

by Franklin H. Top, A.B., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., F.A.P.H.A., Professor and Head, Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Director, University Department of Health, and Director, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, State University of Iowa; Consulting Director, State (of Iowa) Hygienic Laboratories; Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; Consultant, Communicable Disease Center, U. S. Public Health Service, Atlanta, Ga.; formerly Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.; formerly Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Wayne State University College of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.; and formerly Director, Herman Kiefer Hospital, Detroit, Mich.; and collaborators. Fifth edition, 902 pages, illustrated, 15 color plates. The C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, Mo. 1964. $21.00

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  • Department of Pediatrics Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Fifth Edition of this useful textbook has been expanded by almost 100 pages. The Editor, together with twenty-five collaborators, devotes 63 chapters to the discussion of all of the infectious diseases of importance in the economically more privileged parts of the world, including such newly elucidated entities as Mycoplasmal pneumonia and Rhinovirus infections. He is to be congratulated for including syphilis, and also infectious diseases so important to the world at large as tuberculosis and malaria, as well as leprosy. Unfortunately, perhaps, discussion of parasitic infections such as amebic dysentery is only fragmentary. Since the previous edition, several improvements have been made in classification of individual diseases, for example, the discussions of Amebic Dysentery and Trichinosis have been removed from the “Diseases Caused by Bacteria” and placed under “Diseases Caused by Parasites;” the chapter on Enteroviruses has been expanded to Picornaviruses in keeping with the times.