November 1932

Fungous Diseases: A Clinico-Mycological Text.

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By Harry C. Jacobson. Price, $5.50. Pp. 317. Springfield, Ill. Charles C. Thomas, 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(5):800. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150180153016

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The subject of mycotic infections is rather a terror to most physicians, perhaps because of the inaccessibility of usable information. The brief comments found in most textbooks are obviously inadequate, whereas the large compendia are unintelligible to the average physician, who usually becomes lost in a plexus of terminology and in the well known disputes about classification. Hence the reviewer approached the present work, designed especially for the clinician, with hope and enthusiasm; his hopes were to some extent realized so far as the subject is reduced to a simple and yet reasonably comprehensive level. The author has a sound idea, but unfortunately the writing is marred not only by frequent errors in grammar, but by an obscure, redundant and at times unreadable style. The format of the book is attractive; the illustrations are abundant and well selected, and the bibliography is adequate. The sections on therapy could be improved

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