by Michael R. McGinnis, 688 pp, $55, New York, Academic Press Inc, 1980.
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With the publication of this handbook, Dr McGinnis has made an innovative and major contribution to medical mycologic literature. He has covered and presented a vast amount of practical information on the laboratory aspects of medical mycology. As a result, the handbook is encyclopedic in scope. Its value has been enhanced by profuse illustrations with a superb series of about 200 black-and-white photomicrographs that appear three-dimensional through use of Nomarski differential interference contrast microscopy.
The basic aim of the author was to present a distillation of current phylogenetic and taxonomic concepts regarding the fungi and the most effective procedures that aid in diagnosing mycoses. His goal has been brilliantly achieved; the handbook is destined to become a classic.
The subject matter is organized into ten chapters, followed by an extensive glossary, three appendixes, and a taxonomic and a subject index. Chapter 1, entitled "Basic Terminology and Classification," describes lucidly and
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