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January 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(1):158-159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550130160034

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Cryptococcosis apparently accounts for 10% of the fatalities from mycotic diseases in this country and for more deaths than the combined fatalities from rickettsial, protozoal, and helminthic diseases. With the thought that a good, concise, yet comprehensive book on the subject might be both timely and welcome, the authors set out "to produce a volume in which the most useful features of a monograph and an atlas are combined . . . to describe and illustrate fully the wide range of clinical and pathologic manifestations . . . to provide historical, epidemiologic and technical information. . ."

The result of the careful planning is a model of what a good monograph should be. The illustrations, both clinical and histologic are plentiful and well reproduced—the four colored plates are magnificent. The text is clear and easy reading. All aspects of the subject are covered thoroughly and with authority—the incidence, source of infection, and mode of entry, clinical aspects, animal

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