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In this abundantly illustrated catalogue the diagnosis of each species is given in telegraphic style, making it unnecessary to wade through the Italian verbiage. In addition, a short paragraph indicates the habitat of the fungus and the type of disease produced. Considering the completeness of the catalogue, Nannizzi has done well to keep such an enormous mass of information within the scope of the 557 pages. The subject matter is down to date and in view of its completeness fills a long needed want for a place to go when examining the various fungous species once the mycologist has gotten as far as the generic diagnosis. For English speaking workers the fact that the text is in italian may be a disadvantage; however, the general sense of the message may be rather readily obtained by the mycologist by piecing together his knowledge of Latin with already established technical terms in
Trattato di micopatologia umana. JAMA. 1935;105(22):1800. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760480070037
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