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May 19, 1951

Diseases of the Tropics.

JAMA. 1951;146(3):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670030073044

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Most textbooks dealing with the subject of tropical medicine are unduly long and attempt to present, in addition to material of importance in the tropics, a brief review of cosmopolitan medicine. This book is gratifyingly concise and up-to-date at no expense to thorough coverage of the major diseases of most importance in the tropics. The contents are arranged in 12 parts and deal with the more important infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, helminths and protozoa. In addition, disorders of nutrition and miscellaneous diseases are briefly discussed. The final two sections deal with tropical climates and health, noxious animals, plants and arthropods. The history and epidemiology of the various infectious diseases presented are covered concisely but adequately. The clinical aspects lean in the direction of emphasizing those features which are amenable to clinical or laboratory diagnosis. The therapy prescribed is up-to-date, and in most instances exact schedules of drug administration

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