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August 20, 1898

Tropical Diseases, A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):428. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080054027

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Dr. Patrick Manson, the author of this book, has had a special opportunity for observation of the tropical diseases, especially in China, where his various papers have been published from time to time in the medical reports of the Imperial Chinese Customs Gazette and have been of great value and peculiar interest. To Manson is due, more than to any other, the establishment of the fact that the mosquito is the intermediate host of the filaria nocturna. Few have had better opportunities for observation of the filarious diseases than Dr. Manson, and he has made very good use of them.

A careful review is given, in the book, of the unclassified fevers of the tropics. Beriberi, leprosy and yaws receive full attention.

Just now, when the eyes of many medical men are turned toward the tropics, this volume will prove very interesting and instructive.

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