Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library,
Journal Review Editor.
At first glance, this book looks very comprehensive and perhaps intimidating
in size. On closer scrutiny, it is extremely student friendly in view of the
meticulous and systematic organization of the contents into four parts. The
clarity of presentation and language flow are praiseworthy. The arrangement
of the book greatly enhances quick reference to any relevant section, even
for the uninitiated.
Highly readable and well-edited, the textbook covers all aspects of
diseases in the tropics. The revised edition combines classical aspects of
internal medicine with a rich understanding of the major influences on health
and disease in Africa. The main focuses are on health and diseases in Africa
generally, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, systemic diseases, and
common life-threatening emergencies seen in the continent.
Peters EJ. Medicine in Africa. JAMA. 2005;293(4):497-502. doi:10.1001/jama.293.4.498