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October 1944

Elements of Medical Mycology.

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By Jacob Hyams Swartz, M.D. Price, $4.50. Pp. 190, with 80 illustrations. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(4):295. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020100067030

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Abstract

This is an excellent small book which fulfils its avowed purpose as stated in the preface, "to serve the practitioner as a guide to the study of fungus diseases." It is also admirably suited to the student and to the practitioner who does not profess to be a mycologist. It is not at all an encyclopedic reference, and to the experienced mycologist it is only a primer.

The great merit of the book is its conciseness and simplicity. Outlines are excellent. Terminology is clarified and simplified and so illustrated as to eliminate much of the confusion that confronts the student or practitioner to whom fungous diseases are of only part time interest.

The clinical descriptions are a bit too brief, but the details are of course available elsewhere. The illustrations of clinical features of the diseases are too few and not particularly good; however, both the photographs and the drawings

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