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September 15, 1945

Tropical Medicine

JAMA. 1945;129(3):240. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860370062032

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The authors of this compact manual of tropical medicine are unusually well qualified not only by many years' duty with the Indian Medical Service but also by virtue of considerable experience as teachers and advisers in their specialty. Each contributed basic original studies and each rose to positions of major administrative responsibilities in India. It is not surprising that five editions of their book have appeared since it was published in England in 1930.

This work was planned to emphasize the recognition and management of the diseases commonly encountered in tropical and subtropical countries, with a minimum of discussion of laboratory and parasitic phases. The book gives a broad survey and is an introductory treatment of the subject.

The twelve sections cover respectively the fevers caused by protozoa, spirochetes, filtrable viruses, rickettsia bodies and bacteria; bowel diseases; diseases with prominent skin lesions; helminth diseases; diseases caused by venomous animals, diet,

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