November 1936

Medical Mycology: Fungous Diseases of Men and Other Mammals.

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By Carroll William Dodge. Price, $10. Pp. 900, with 142 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1935.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;58(5):955. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170150192010

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This comprehensive volume is the result of ten years of study and of collecting material in the field of mycology. The book has chapters dealing with the general morphology of fungi and their physiology, culture mediums, methods of isolation, microscopy and nomenclature. Then follow sixteen chapters dealing with specific groups of fungi according to the author's classification.

It must be granted at the outset that few, if indeed any, working in those fields of medicine in which mycologic lesions are likely to be encountered have even a working knowledge of this greatly jumbled-up subject. The thousands of species described and the various and numerous classifications proposed have made the subject a nightmare to all serious students. The author, although he has done a monumental piece of work, unfortunately has not clarified the field, and by giving an entirely new classification with many new names has left the reader in an

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