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May 14, 1955

Medical Mycology

JAMA. 1955;158(2):149. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960020055031

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This handbook was written by 36 authors from such countries as the United States, Spain, Egypt, Mexico, France, New Zealand, Kenya, Israel, and the Netherlands. It is not a laborious study of organisms per se but a clinical compendium that would appeal to the general practitioner as well as to the specialist, particularly the dermatologist. The material covers tropical and nontropical fungous diseases, mycologic techniques, and experimental mycology. There are articles by five authors on the different varieties of blastomycosis. The last chapter is a short summary of the cultural characteristics of the pathogenic fungi, together with some of the most often encountered saprophytes. The consideration of treatment of the diseases represents a conservative viewpoint. There is also a special chapter on the principles of therapy. Two of the special features that make the book outstanding are the bibliographies and the editorial comments at the end of each chapter. The

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