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July 1961

Klinik und Therapie der Pilzkrankheiten

Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(1):176-177. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580130182035

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In the foreword by Professor Vonkennel, the purpose of this book is well outlined. He calls attention to the importance of mycology, not only to dermatologists, but also to internists and neurologists; hence, the multiple authorship.

The first 100 pages are devoted to the fundamentals of mycology which include classification, differential diagnosis, staining, and many relevant facts.

In the next 150 pages, the various mycological skin diseases are described, and a division between European and extra-European occurrence is very valuable because of the well-known geographic distribution of certain mycoses.

The photographs are excellent, as I have noted to be the case in all recent German texts from the press of Georg Thieme.

Diseases of the internal organs due to fungi are under the direction of Dr. T. Wegmann, an internist.

There is a very instructive chapter on therapy with a concise table of the many drugs and wide-spectrum antibiotics that

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