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Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases for Students, Practitioners and Medical Officers

JAMA. 1952;149(5):522. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930220112030.
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This English textbook has now gone into its fourth edition in 11 years. It grew out of a series of clinical lectures to medical students who were expected to serve as public health officers later in their careers. Since the course in infectious diseases often serves as an introduction to clinical medicine, the approach, particularly in the early chapters, is a simple but basic one. The general principles of infection and resistance, the modes of transmission of infectious disease, and the development of immunity and hypersensitivity are covered in the early chapters. The general clinical response of the patient is then discussed with emphasis on the natural history of infectious disease. A chapter on differential diagnosis of eruptions and rashes is followed by a short chapter on laboratory aids and diagnosis.

Specific infectious diseases are then taken up in separate chapters. The specific diseases are discussed from the standpoint of

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