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July 1944

Tropical Nursing: A Handbook for Nurses and Others Going Abroad

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By A. L. Gregg, M.D. Second edition. Price, $3. Pp. 185. New York: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1944.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(1):74. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510130077023

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The title of this book is misleading in that the bulk of its 185 pages is really a condensed small manual of all of the aspects of about thirty-five different tropical diseases, considered in alphabetical order. The entities which comprise tropical medicine do not lend themselves to satisfactory presentation in small compass.

There are numerous signs of inadequate revision of the manuscript. These include biologic names of parasites (pages 59, 62 and 146), volumes employed in recording blood counts (page 151) and factual data relating to malaria (page 83) and to granuloma venereum (page 139). In the field of therapy it is stated that benign tertian malaria should be treated with 10 grains (0.65 Gm.) of quinine daily for three months (page 89) after the acute phase has been terminated with more intensive quinine therapy. Also, it is stated that sulfaguanidine should be given in doses of

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