Book Reviews
February 1945

An Outline of Tropical Medicine.

Author Affiliations

By Otto Saphir, M.D., Director of the Department of Pathology of Michael Reese Hospital; Professor of Pathology, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Price, $1.00. Pp. 85, with no illustrations. Chicago: Michael Reese Research Foundation, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(2):135. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020140067020

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This small book is an outline covering the essential characteristics of the most common tropical diseases.

The table of contents includes the following subjects: virus diseases, rickettsial diseases, leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis, treponemas and leptospiras, bacterial diseases, malaria and helminthic infections.

The book is intended to serve as a ready source of condensed information on tropical diseases. This purpose has been admirably achieved.

No illustrations accompany the text. A bibliography at the end of each section refers the reader to the larger textbooks on tropical diseases.

The author has succeeded in supplying essential information in a clear and concise manner.

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