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February 5, 1944

An Introduction to Medical Mycology

JAMA. 1944;124(6):397. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850060067035

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When this volume appeared in its first edition in 1939 it filled a definite need in the medical and, in particular, in the dermatologic literature. The necessity for a second edition at this time is evidence of the great popularity which it quickly and justly acquired. It is therefore all the more regrettable that many of the items which were subjected to criticism in the review of the first edition in The Journal remain unchanged. However, in other respects the second edition has been brought up to date and represents an improvement over the standard achieved in the first edition.

The new edition contains additional excellent illustrations, including some color plates showing the characteristic hues of certain types of fungi in culture. There are also new sections dealing with tinea nodosa, histoplasmosis, rhinosporidiosis and mycoses of the lungs. More information has been added on immunologic procedures such as the coccidioidin,

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