By Sir Philip Manson-Bahr, M.D., Director, Division of Clinical Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Price $2.50. Pp. xii + 224, with 5 plates. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1943.
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The author states that this small volume was written in response to numerous requests to provide a guide to tropical medicine in a condensed form, suitable for medical officers and others whom the exigencies of the moment call to the tropics. It is of proper size to fit into one's pocket, and everything that it says is condensed in similar fashion.
The tropical diseases have been grouped under their causes: protozoal diseases, rickettsial diseases, bacterial diseases, virus diseases, fungous diseases, nutritional diseases, etc. Each disease is discussed according to much the same pattern—its cause, pathologic picture, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The whole story is told in a few lines. At the end is an excellent index, so that the perplexed physician can readily look up anything from A. L. 63 (if he wishes a preventive powder against lice) to zygote (if he is concerned with malaria).
Synopsis of Tropical Medicine.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;73(1):111. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210130119014