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May 19, 1945

The Principles and Practice of Tropical Medicine. [Part I.]

JAMA. 1945;128(3):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860200081034

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Part I of a two volume work, the second of which is yet to appear, considers measures for mitigating the effects of tropical climate, diseases due to the direct effects of tropical climate, malaria, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, the relapsing fevers, rat bite fever, the typhus fevers, Oroya fever, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, the dengue sandfly fever group, plague, tularemia, the undulant fevers, meliodosis, the intestinal fluxes and leprosy. The work is admittedly an introductory textbook on tropical medicine and because of several excellent clinical descriptions and complete discussions of treatment it will be of particular value to medical students and clinicians. No attempt has been made to prepare a volume of reference for the advanced worker. Although the presentation of diseases gives major importance to the clinical side, the essentiality of proper laboratory procedures is adequately stressed. In this connection attention is called to the increased frequency with which the

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