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February 1971

Medical Mycology

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(2):229. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000140115028

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This second edition is well written and accurate, and the illustrations are excellent. The first four chapters have been rewritten, and the chapters on mycetoma, miscellaneous or rare mycoses, immunology, and serology have been expanded. Discussions of protothecosis, a disease caused by an achloric mutant of the green algae Chlorella, phaeosporotrichosis caused by dermatiaceous fungi, and mycotic keratitis have been added. The major mycotic diseases are discussed as follows: definition, etiology, historical review, clinical types, differential diagnosis, prognosis and therapy, immunology, pathology, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, and mycology.

It is difficult to find fault with this book, but a chapter discussing allergic hypersensitivity diseases of the lung due to fungi should have been included. Considerable experience with these apparently allergic diseases has been accumulated in England over the last ten years, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that they are not uncommon in the United States.

It is fortunate that these

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