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April 25, 1942

Stitt's Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Tropical Diseases

JAMA. 1942;118(17):1523-1524. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830170101032

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Dr. Strong has taken over from Admiral Stitt, U. S. Navy, retired, the authorship of this work. While this is said to be a revision of Admiral Stitt's book, it is in fact a new work, much more comprehensive than its predecessor, largely rewritten and made also a book of reference to recent research. The comprehensiveness of the work is indicated in the opening chapter on malaria, which in itself comprises one hundred and thirty-five pages, not counting a second chapter of some twenty-eight pages on blackwater fever. Knowledge of tropical diseases has increased much in recent years, and that too accounts in part for the increase in the size of the publication. The illustrations in some chapters are adequate. A helpful part is the appendix. In an index of clinical diagnosis are pointed out the diseases in which the symptoms associated with tropical diseases may arise. The second chapter

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