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November 1932

Fungous Diseases: A Clinico-Mycological Text

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(5):956-957. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030957021

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There has long been a need for a book on fungous infections. Dr. Jacobson has attempted to fill this need and in the main has done so successfully. There are ten chapters devoted to the dermomycoses, moniliasis, maduromycoses, sporotrichoses, blastomycoses, actinomycoses, coccidioides, toruloses and aspergilloses. In general, it may be said that the mycologic aspects of the subject are better handled than the clinical aspects. The first two chapters on trichophytosis and moniliasis are, from the clinical standpoint, inadequate. The clinical descriptions fall short of giving a good clear picture of the condition, and some of the clinical photographs are not very sharp. The treatment of tinea barbae with a combination of x-rays to the lesions and thallium acetate by mouth is not, as the author says, "the accepted method of therapy," and, incidentally, he fails to warn of the possible dangers in the use of thallium. The reviewer

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