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March 1954

Atlas of Medical Mycology.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(3):477-478. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240270163021

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This is a book for which there has long been a real need. All the fungus diseases encountered in this country are classified and briefly described. Along with the clinical description, which admittedly is sketchy, the technique of discovering the organisms in the lesions in question is given in adequate detail. These descriptions, usually covering no more than three or four pages of printed material, are accompanied by an equal amount of space allotted to illustrations of the gross lesions, x-ray appearance, appearance of the colonies on culture media, and microscopic preparations made directly from lesions and from cultures. The chapters on methods of obtaining material and examining it, preparation of culture media, etc. are short and practical. The authors have found Littman oxgall agar often more useful than Sabouraud's agar as an identifying medium.

The book is printed in very readable type, and the illustrations are excellent. The reviewer

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