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February 3, 1940

An Introduction to Medical Mycology

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By George M. Lewis, M.D., Associate, and Assistant Attending Dermatologist, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University, New York, and Mary E. Hopper, M.S., Assistant in Mycology, Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 315, with 71 plates. Chicago: Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(5):434. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050054025

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The strength of the binding, the quality of the paper, the legibility of the type and the beauty and clarity of the illustrations are evidence of the accomplishment of the publishers and printers in getting out this fine book at a remarkably low price. The photographs from which the illustrations are made are clearly the painstaking work of experts and artists in the field. The project of the authors is ambitious and they have creditably accomplished the major part of their task. The text, as it stands, will undoubtedly prove useful to those who wish to get a first glimpse of the subject of dermatologic mycology. Perhaps the omission of the discussions of the immunologic aspects and of experimental studies would have strengthened rather than weakened the presentation. The weaker chapters are chapter VI, on immunity and cutaneous sensitization, chapter VII, on allergic manifestations, chapter VIII, on immune bodies, chapter

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