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March 10, 1951

Manson's Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates

JAMA. 1951;145(10):770. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920280082034

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This edition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the book and stands as a tribute to its wide acceptance as a compact, comprehensive and authoritative guide to practitioners of medicine in warm climates. It covers most of the advances in the management of tropical disease that have occurred since World War II.

The general plan of the book remains unchanged. It retains important information regarding the influence or lack of influence of tropical climate on diseases frequently encountered in temperate zones. This feature is one not emphasized to an equal degree by other manuals and reference works on the subject. Certain misconceptions are properly dispelled concerning supposed peculiar effects of the tropics. British preference in terminology, spelling and remedies is retained, for obvious reasons. This does not detract from the usefulness of the manual but changes the emphasis in some instances. Although other antibiotics are discussed, penicillin is the only one

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