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Practical Medical Mycology. By Edmund L. Keeney, A.M., M.D., F.A.C.P. Price, $4.50. Pp. 145, with illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1955.
Both of these books, issued as part of the American Lecture Series, are evidently intended to supplement rather than to replace larger and more comprehensive standard books on mycology. The material is presented in a simple practical manner so as to meet the needs of the beginner. The two books complement each other well—one limits itself to the essentials in the identification of the pathogenic fungi; the other gives consideration, albeit briefly, to the clinical aspects in addition to the laboratory features.
The laboratory monograph is like an atlas, but describes pathogenic fungi found only in North America. Each species of every genus is presented in a standard form, with a chart indicating the most useful media for the development of macroscopic