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The Program Committee of this symposium has brought together an internationally known group of medical mycologists to focus attention on the major mycotic infectious problems facing the Western Hemisphere. Toward this end, they have done a commendable job.
The symposium is divided into six sessions entitled as follows: "The Mycoses as a Major Public Health Problem," "Recent Advances in Diagnostic Procedures," "Therapy," "Ecology and Epidemiology," "Medical Mycology Training," and "Future Directions."
The participant's papers summarized their thoughts as gleaned from the literature, their own studies, and, as seemed appropriate, any unpublished information gained from experience. The discussion following each session is instructive and points out areas of disagreement needing greater clarification.
The session on "Medical Mycology Training" is particularly noteworthy as this is one of the first published accounts of the educational needs and suggested recommendations. It is gratifying to see that the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has
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