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Diseases of Infection, an Illustrated Textbook

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52 Book Reviews with its own university hospital (1869), the first major medical school to admit women (1870), a leader in the reform of medical education, and the model for the medical school in Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith (1925). The other lives whose stories are told here include Albion Walter Hewlett, who clear- ly recognized that understanding scientific medicine meant mastering pathologic physiol- ogy as well as pathologic anatomy; Cyrus Cressey Sturgis, first director of the Medical School's Simpson Institute for Medical Research and Chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1928, anticipated the emerging clinician-investigator, yet remained a superb clinician and teacher throughout his thirty years as Chairman which ended in 1957, well into the N.I.H. era; Frank Norman Wilson, native Michigander and Michigan graduate, who, with Willem Einthoven and Thomas Lewis, developed electrocardiography into the indispensable diagnostic tool of modem cardiology; Louis Harry Newburgh whose name was to be linked to the new science of metabolism and the developing understanding of fluid and electrolyte balance; and Thomas Francis, Jr., whose work in epidemiology cul- minated in his designing and conducting the largest-ever clinical study, involving 1.8 mil- lion children, the field trials of the Salk vaccine. This would be an outstanding group of scientists and teachers to grace any academic medical center, and reading these brief biographies whets the appetite for more. The great interest of Medical Lives and Scientific Medicine, however, lies in its bringing to life the early years and the "Golden Age" of American scientific medicine. Robert U. Massey, M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut DISEASES OF INFECTION, AN ILLUSTRATED TEXTBOOK (2nd Edition). By N. R. Grist, D. 0. Ho-Yen, E. Walker, and G. R. Williams. Oxford, Oxford Medical Publicaltions, 1993, 480 pp., $73.50 This textbook is divided into nineteen chapters, written in text form and filled with num

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