Book Reviews
February 1941

Manson's Tropical Diseases.

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Edited by Philip H. Manson-Bahr, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.A., M.D., D.T.M., and H. Cantab., F.R.C.P., Lond. Eleventh Edition, Revised. Price, $11. Pp. 1,043, with 397 illustrations (18 in color), 6 maps and 28 charts. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(2):417-418. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000080207023

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The name of Philip H. Manson-Bahr has been inseparable from progress in the constantly widening field of tropical medicine for so many years that it is difficult even for those who have long been interested in diseases peculiar to the torrid and temperate zones to regard this eleventh edition of Sir Patrick Manson's "Tropical Diseases" as anything other than a contribution of the editor himself. When it is considered that this book is the fifth of a series which has been thoroughly revised by him, it can readily be understood that it contains little, if any, of the original material. Nevertheless, the idea of Sir Patrick that it should be a manual on the diseases of warm climates, of handy size, yet giving adequate information, has been perpetuated in this eleventh edition. This has been achieved by Manson-Bahr notwithstanding the revolutionary changes in the conception of tropical diseases which have

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