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April 21, 1945

Manual of Clinical Mycology

JAMA. 1945;127(16):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860160061027

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This is the second of the series of Military Medical Manuals prepared under the auspices of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council. Like its predecessor it possesses a handy format, sturdy pliable cover and excellent typography and is nicely endowed with splendid illustrations.

The purpose of the manual is to sketch the fundamentals of the science of mycology, as well as the clinical and laboratory findings, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the majority of fungous infections affecting man. This ambitious purpose is remarkably well fulfilled. There are also the valuable features of eleven world maps giving the geographic distribution of various fungous infections and a short chapter depicting and describing "fungus contaminants to which pathogenicity sometimes is erroneously attributed."

Because of the wide scope of this small book, the superficial fungous infections of the skin commonly encountered in this country could obviously be allotted relatively little

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