By Elizabeth L Hazen, PhD, DSc, Morris A Gordon, PhD, Frank Curtis Reed. Price, $18.25. Pp 253, with 49 illustrations. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1970.
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This is a brief monograph consisting primarily of gross and microscopic photographs of the fungi and higher bacteria frequently infecting man. It includes the superficial mycoses, dermatophytoses, subcutaneous mycoses, systemic mycoses, rare mycoses, and diseases caused by the Actinomycetes. Morris A. Gordon, PhD, has joined the other two authors in this edition and has made many useful contributions, particularly in the section on fungal serology. Also, this edition contains gross photographs of the organisms in color, which greatly adds to the usefulness of the book; however, some of the colored photographs are at such a low magnification that the gross characteristics are not clearly shown.
The authors designed the book as a "bench companion to the bacteriologist," but the succinct and well-illustrated style makes it particularly useful for the dermatology resident learning medical mycology, as well as a convenient reference for the practicing dermatologist.
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