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Books, Journals, New Media
December 6, 2000

Tropical MedicineCommon Medical Problems in the Tropics

Author Affiliations

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


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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000American Medical Association


by Chris R. Schull, 2nd ed, 522 pp, with illus, paper, £17.25, ISBN 0-333-67999-7, London, UK, Macmillan Education Ltd, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;284(21):2794. doi:10.1001/jama.284.21.2794-JBK1206-2-1

This second edition of Common Medical Problems in the Tropics contains a foreword by Emeritus Professor David C. Morley, 37 chapters, bibliography, appendix, index, and nearly 300 figures, incorporating around 156 photos and 13 maps, 27 tables, and 121 boxes. There is no glossary, although some definitions are given in chapter 2 and throughout the main text. There is no list of tables and figures or references. The target audience appears to be primarily health workers practicing in developing countries in the tropics. The book would also be usefully provided as an adjunct to standard reference textbooks for students taking courses in tropical medicine. It is a 522-plus-page, 24.5×18.5 cm by 3.0 cm, paperback publication, which would easily fit into the briefcase.

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