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It was with genuine enjoyment that I read for review the new book entitled The Fungous Diseases of Man, by J. Walter Wilson, MD, and Orda A. Plunkett, PhD. Both authors have had previous experience at writing and editing mycology texts, so they were exceptionally well qualified to write this most comprehensive mycology text.
The book is divided into four parts: part 1 covers the systemic mycoses; part 2, the intermediate mycoses; part 3, the superficial mycoses; and part 4, the fundamentals of medical mycology. Each of the four sections is complete to a degree that is not currently matched by any other mycology text. The coverage of the clinical aspects of the mycoses is especially comprehensive and includes detailed discussion of the immunology of the individual diseases, as well as the modern therapy of each disease. The two initial chapters on comparative pathogenesis and comparative immunologic aspects of the
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