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February 1955

Précis de mycologie: Mycologie générale; mycologie humaine et animale; techniques

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(2):288. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540260146028

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Although this work is one in the series of Masson et Cie ``Précis,'' which means abridged, it is nevertheless a full-length work on general human and animal mycology, with a full description of techniques for microscopical examination and culture of the organisms found in the superficial and deep mycoses.

In his preface to the second edition Dr. Edmond Sergent, Directeur de l'Institut Pasteur d'Algérie, says:

"Maurice Langeron published in 1945, despite the difficulties of the time, an excellent `Précis de Mycologie,' in which were found qualities of sound erudition and scrupulous exactitude which characterize all of his publications. This first edition `Précis' had such a success that it was quickly sold, and M. Langeron prepared a second edition, whereupon death took our greatly regretted colleague and friend.

"The task of publication of a new edition was confided to R. Vanbreuseghem, who accomplished a remarkable work of revision which

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