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June 24, 1950

Nomenclature of Fungi Pathogenic to Man and Animals: Names Recommended for Use in Great Britain

JAMA. 1950;143(8):777. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910430069046

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In an attempt to attain uniformity in nomenclature, this pamphlet presents a list of recommended names for 40 of the more common pathogenic fungi, the majority of which are endemic in Great Britain. The list is said to be based on published British records; it represents a reduction in numbers from the 65 species of fungi, recorded under 150 names, which a recent census showed.

The proposed nomenclature appears to conform with that accepted by Conant's "Manual of Clinical Mycology" (1945) published under the auspices of the United States National Research Council and with that utilized by the American Type Culture Collection and by Bergey's "Manual of Determinative Bacteriology" (1948).

The list represents a commendable attempt to encourage uniform nomenclature for the fungi and for the pathologic conditions with which they are associated. It should prove valuable to teachers and students of medical mycology, bacteriologists and medical editors, all of

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