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Book and Media Reviews
February 28, 2007

Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practice, Vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow, JAMA.

JAMA. 2007;297(8):893-897. doi:10.1001/jama.297.8.895-a

I must admit to having been a little disappointed by the original edition of this multiauthor text, so it was with interest that I opened the second edition. The profile of tropical diseases has changed somewhat in the seven years since the first edition. We now have the ever-expanding impact of HIV and its copathogens, new research funding from organizations such as the Gates Foundation, and changes from the World Trade Organization Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement which influence drug availability. Does the new edition reflect these changes and overcome some of its original shortcomings?