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March 1944

An Introduction to Medical Mycology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(3):225. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510090071023

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In his review of the first edition of this book (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.41:1198 [June] 1940) the reviewer wrote: "This volume will be welcomed by mycologists, dermatologists and physicians in general as the first really practical book on medical mycology in the English language." This prediction was fully realized, and the second edition became necessary only four years after the publication of the first.

The new edition, which is 27 pages larger than the first, follows the same plan and is divided into two parts. The first deals with the clinical, theoretic and experimental aspects of fungous diseases, and the second, with laboratory methods. Among many valuable additions made in the two parts of the book the following are found: a photographic reproduction of Sabouraud's classification of the ringworm fungi from his famous treatise "Les teignes"; remarks about oxygen requirements of fungi and about pigment

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