For 84 years, The Control of Communicable Diseases Manual has provided public health practitioners with relevant and timely information on infectious diseases. An examination of the contents of the Manual's 17 editions provides insight into the changes in medical understanding of infectious diseases. This article provides an evolution of the manual and examines the diseases described in each edition.
Curtis D. Malloy, MPH, is Senior Research Manager, The Washington Institute, University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tacoma, Washington.
John S. Marr, MD, MPH, is Senior Lecturer, New York Medical College Graduate School of Health Sciences, Vallhalla, New York
The authors would like to extend their thanks to James Chin, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, as well as to the staff of the American Public Health Association, particularly the generous assistance provided by Ellen Meyer, Director of Publications.
© Aspen Publishers, Inc.