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August 4, 1962

Diagnosis and Therapy of Fungus Infections

JAMA. 1962;181(5):456. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050310096032

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Written for the clinician, this book contains a wealth of practical information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of fungus diseases. About onefourth of the book is devoted to a concise discussion of the history, classification, physiology, environmental factors, and diagnostic laboratory methods in fungus diseases. The classification of Conant is adopted as the most practical. With this background, the reader finds it easy to follow, in the remainder of the book, the development of the pathogenesis, epidemology, and symptomatology of specific fungus diseases, including those of the central nervous system, as well as to understand the rationale behind the treatment.

The book is very well written and includes a perusal of the world literature. The relatively small size belies the enormous amount of information contained in it. Most illustrations are superb; all tell their stories well. This is an excellent book.

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