[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.158.92.239. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
August 1952

Diseases of the Tropics.

Author Affiliations
 

By G. C. Shattuck. Price, $10. Pp. 783, with 157 tables and figures. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 35 W. 32d St., New York 1, 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(2):290. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050020154017

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

As a concept the term "tropical diseases" has various connotations, depending upon the reader's experience and interest. For some it means the diseases which are the leading causes of death in the tropics; for others, diseases peculiar to the tropics, and for still others, parasitological and protozoal diseases of all types. The author of this book takes a rather eclectic view, in that he includes most of the parasitic and protozoal diseases, as well as others, such as shigellosis and nutritional deficiences, which, while occurring generally over the earth's surface, have a relatively high incidence in tropical areas. One wonders immediately whether the higher incidence is a reflection of tropical climate or of lowered socioeconomic status, with consequent lower standard of living and personal and community hygiene. "Summer diarrhea," for example, probably includes a good deal of shigellosis, discussed extensively in this book; yet the disease occurs at a higher

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×