by Steven O. B. Roberts, D. W. R. Mackenzie, and R. J. Hay, 252 pp, with illus, $49.75, New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1984, vol 5
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Three internationally recognized experts in fungal diseases have written this succinct, very readable guide to medical mycology from a clinician's point of view. The book is well designed, with small but clear print and excellent line drawings. Basic mycology is presented very well in an introductory chapter, "The Fungi and Man," and in the short sections preceding the discussions of clinical disease. The authors present information useful in understanding the symptoms, concisely describe clinical manifestations of the various fungal diseases, and briefly discuss therapy. Treatment is addressed further in a special chapter, "Principles of Treatment," which includes an up-to-date discussion of the pharmacology of antifungal drugs. There is also a separate, excellent discussion of the laboratory's role in diagnosing and managing fungal infections.
This is an outstanding textbook for students and house officers and also provides a good, up-to-date review for clinicians interested in fungal diseases. Unfortunately, the list price
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