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February 18, 1983

Infectious Diseases Illustrated: An Integrated Text and Color Atlas

Author Affiliations

Veterans Administration Medical Center University of Mississippi School of Medicine Jackson


by Harold P. Lambert and W. Edmund Farrar (slide atlas available from Gower Medical Publishing, London), various pagination, with illus, $95, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1982.

JAMA. 1983;249(7):951. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330310069039

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Infectious Diseases Illustrated is intended to be a comprehensive pictorial account of infectious disease, emphasizing the clinical appearances of patients. Supplementary illustrations of radiological findings, gross and microscopic pathological results, and direct smears of infectious microorganisms are included. The material is arranged in chapters, grouping together infections in various body sites, and there are separate chapters on specific infections, such as tuberculosis. Over 700 illustrations appear in the text, most of them in color. The quality of the reproductions is consistently good, but because of the number of illustrations the written text is brief and superficial.

The scope of disease entities covered is impressive, ranging from the common viral childhood exanthems (some of which are not so common anymore) to the more arcane maladies of developing countries. Because of the variety and the high quality of the photographs, Infectious Diseases Illustrated is likely to become a standard reference picture book