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July 24, 1943

Aids to Tropical Medicine

JAMA. 1943;122(13):906. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840300066032

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In 1908 the late Gilbert E. Brooke, then port health officer of Singapore, brought out the "Aids to Tropical Medicine" as a part of the students' aids series. Three editions were published under the author's direction, the last in 1927. Since that date the field of tropical medicine has seen such changes that a new edition was in order to keep the volume in step with recent developments. The current volume by. Dr. Broom fills that need. The author has attempted wherever possible to preserve the original text and form but has had to make extensive revisions and in many instances to rewrite entire sections. Dr. Broom has wisely chosen to depart from the earlier alphabetical grouping of diseases, which had nothing in its favor other than ease of reference, and has elected to group diseases on an etiologic basis. The latter method leads to better understanding on the part

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