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Books, Journals, New Media
July 12, 2000

Tropical Infectious DiseasesTropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practice, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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edited by Richard L. Guerrant, David H. Walker, and Peter F. Weller, 1704 pp, with illus, $295, ISBN 0-443-07908-0, Philadelphia, Pa, Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;284(2):242-243. doi:10.1001/jama.284.2.242-JBK0712-3-1

The authors have produced an outstanding textbook, which covers in great depth those infectious diseases that are endemic in, but not limited to, the tropical regions in which more than three quarters of the world's population now live.

The authors have thoughtfully divided the text into three sections, dealing respectively with principles, pathogens, and practice. Although many readers, when using the text as a source book, will be tempted to jump immediately to the section on pathogens, the section on principles is truly outstanding and provides a sound scientific background for the subsequent consideration of each specific pathogen.

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