Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow, JAMA.
I must admit to having been a little disappointed by the original edition of this multiauthor text, so it was with interest that I opened the second edition. The profile of tropical diseases has changed somewhat in the seven years since the first edition. We now have the ever-expanding impact of HIV and its copathogens, new research funding from organizations such as the Gates Foundation, and changes from the World Trade Organization Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement which influence drug availability. Does the new edition reflect these changes and overcome some of its original shortcomings?
Newsholme W. Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practice, Vols 1 & 2. JAMA. 2007;297(8):893-897. doi:10.1001/jama.297.8.895-a