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January 1997

Atlas of Clinical Fungi

Author Affiliations

Charleston, SC

 

edited by G. S. de Hoog and J. Guarro, 720 pp, Baarn, the Netherlands, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 1995.

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(1):118. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890370130035

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Abstract

The atlas compiled by these editors is a commendable effort and welcome addition to the mycology textbook sector. Up until now, the publication of medical mycology textbooks has been sparse and those that have been published are either too detailed for a resident in training or practicing physician or do not provide sufficient photographs or illustrations of the main features of the mycotic organisms. As a lecturer in mycology for the dermatology residents at my local teaching hospital and program, there are 3 key objectives of my mycology lectures: (1) to provide some type of organizational approach to mycotic organisms, (2) to provide a concise clinical history, and (3) to provide as many photographs and illustrations of mycotic organisms as possible. This atlas provides an exemplary addition to my book collection on medical mycology textbooks and sources for illustrations of mycotic organisms. The electron photomicrographs, photoplates, and line drawings of

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