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October 1958

Medical Mycology Including Laboratory Technique and Therapeutic Recipes

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;78(4):552. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560100128032

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This new book on medical mycology in English, from Calcutta, points to the growing world-wide interest in fungus diseases. The author, a pathologist and mycologist, has for years been interested in and has written on cutaneous mycology—this book is the result of that experience. Considerable attention is given to fundamentals such as classification, definition of terms, nomenclature, synonyms, historical introductions, etc. The various diseases are presented in didactic form. For data on diseases such as North American blastomycosis, which are not observed in India, the author borrowed from pertinent literature. Special sections are devoted to items such as solvents and stains, collection of material for examination, culture media, and topical therapy. The book is well-produced and amply illustrated with good reproductions— some in color—drawings, and charts, and it is well indexed.

The book merits success in the author's aim to be helpful to students and practitioners in India.

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