A manual of tropical medicine

A manual of tropical medicine

Book Reviews L& of MANUAL Tropical Medicine” is the result of a collaborative * manuals effort or compendiums. by authorities on tropical me...

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of

MANUAL

Tropical

Medicine”

is the result of a collaborative

*

manuals

effort

or compendiums.

by authorities on tropical medicine A of the Army Medical School, together with

diseases.

civilian

finely reproduced

consultants,

under

the

and of

auspices

Medical

Sciences

Council.

Although

was the

designed

prepared

Division

of the National

of

pictorial

as a

traying agents section

concise and eminently satisfactory text for medical students and offers a convenient summary of up-to-date information for

rickettsial terial

mycotic

diseases, helminthic diseases, miscellaneous

protozoa1

treatment and prophylaxis. The text is concise but is more detailed

por-

for the apt selection

in the omitted

text. The index, which is often from works of this type, is compre-

hensive

and

The leagues

the auspices of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council. By Colonel Thomas T. Mackie, M. C., A. U. S., Executive Officer, Tropical and Military Medicine, Army Medical School, Major George W. Hunter, III, Sn. C., A. U. S., and Captain C. Brooke Worth, M. C., A. V. S. Philadelphia and London, 1945. W. B. Saunders Company. Price $6.00.

MEDICINE

by graphically

the life-cycles of the etiological are especially well done. In the on -malaria there are six colored

facilitates

ready

reference

to

any part of the text.

and complete than is usually found in * A MANUALOF TROPICAL MEDICINE. Prepared under

OF

The

the epi-

of glazed paper and is attractivvly bound in a limp fabrikoid cover. A short bibliography of standard references is presented, but in order to conserve space and paper the authors make no bibliographic references

the following heads: synonyms, definition, distribution, etiology, epidemiology, pathclinical characteristics, diagnosis, ology,

JOURNAL

of diseases

drawings. outline

equipped laboratory. The book is well printed on a good grade

diseases, nutritional conditions, medically

important arthropods and laboratory diagnostic aids. Each clinical topic is discussed in an orderly manner under all or part of

AMERICAN

and which

and

photo-

and clear presentation of methods which are suitable for use in the field or modestly

diseases, bac-

diseases,

charts

aids is to be commended

with the viruses,

diseases, spirochetal

diseases,

are profuse

from photographs,

plates which reproduce, with considerable fidelity, the various stages of plasmodial development within the erythrocyte. The final section on laboratory diagnostic

physicians and other persons concerned with public health. The manual is divided into eleven secsuccessively

illustrations

diagrams

demiology

practical reference manual for medical officers in the field, the book provides a

tions dealing

The

micrographs,

Research

primarily

A noteworthy

omission is the failure to mention penicillin in the treatment of any of the spirochetal

authors are

production

to

and be

textbooks

numerous

congratulated

of a timely,

which is a worthy standard

their

for

authoritative

the work

and useful companion on tropical

medicine. H.

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col-

M. K.

of